Knox County couple plead guilty in baby's shooting death

Knox County couple plead guilty in baby's shooting death

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Ken Mason (source: Knox County Sheriff's Office) Ken Mason (source: Knox County Sheriff's Office)
Angela Major (source: Knox County Sheriff's Office) Angela Major (source: Knox County Sheriff's Office)

KNOXVILLE (WATE) - A Knox County couple pleaded guilty Tuesday in the shooting death of their 6-month-old daughter earlier this year.

Angela Major and Ken Mason pleaded guilty to charges of reckless homicide and gun possession. Each was sentenced to 6 years in prison.

The Knox County Sheriff's Office says the two were struggling over a handgun at the time of the June 19 incident.

The baby was in the floor at their feet when the gun went off and she was shot.

At one point, the prosecution planned to push for felony murder charges against them as a result of child neglect.

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