Jacksonville Man Will Serve 90 days in Duval County Jail for Accidental Shooting

A Jacksonville father, Donnell Bernard Burney, will serve 90 days, followed by 5 years probation, in Duval County Jail for the Accidental Shooting of his 6-year-old daughter (Jacksonville.com). While Mr. Burney did not pull the trigger, he was charged with a third-degree felony for Jacksonville culpable negligence involving a firearm, pursuant to Florida Statute 784.05(3). The charges stemmed from an allegation that Burney was cleaning the gun and left it unattended. His daughter discovered the gun and accidentally shot herself in the chest. She is expected to fully recover. Jacksonville Judge, Adrian G. Soud, accepted Burney’s plea deal today at the Duval County Courthouse.

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