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Lancaster father to plead guilty in infant's shooting death

Written by The Associated Press | Jan 6, 2014 12:16 PM
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(Lancaster) -- An attorney representing a midstate man says his client plans to plead guilty to charges including involuntary manslaughter in the shooting death of his infant daughter on Christmas Eve.  

Lancaster County District Attorney Craig Stedman has announced charges against 35-year-old G. Scott Davis in the death of two-month-old Kestyn in their apartment outside Lancaster two weeks ago.

Stedman says  Davis was ``messing with'' a newly purchased nine-millimeter handgun when he pulled the trigger and shot his daughter, who was about 12 feet away in a baby's swing. 

Defense attorney Jeff Conrad says the depth of his client's despair is ``unfathomable.'' He says Davis will also plead guilty to endangering the welfare of a child and reckless endangerment. 

Court officials say Davis has been released today on $300,000 unsecured bail.
    

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