Investigators: No charges in 9-year-old's death - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Investigators: No charges in 9-year-old's death

A'Darrious Finley A'Darrious Finley

By Nick Kenney - bio | email | Twitter | Facebook

RED BANKS, MS (WMC-TV) - A Mississippi family continued to mourn Wednesday after an argument between brothers ended in the death of a 9-year-old. Meanwhile, the Red Banks community tried to make sense of the tragic loss.

Wednesday, officials said the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation had examined the death of A'Darrious Finley, and the District Attorney's office had reviewed all the evidence.  Sheriff's investigators said the case was closed, and no one will face any charges in A'Darrious' death.

"As a result of it, a young man was killed," said Captain Kelly McMillen of the Marshall County Sheriff's Office.  "And it's just a tragic accident, and nobody's to blame for it."

According to the Marshall County Sheriff's Department, A'Darrious and his older brother got into an argument after his older brother beat him at a racing game on the Nintendo Wii.

Investigators said A'Darrious got his father's shotgun, loaded it, and brought it back into the room.  The pair struggled over the gun, which fired, killing A'Darrious almost instantly.

"I don't think there was anything done wrong in this situation," McMillen said. "It was just a tragic accident."

Investigators said Finley's parents were responsible gun owners who had taught their kids about the dangers of guns.  However, the gun was not kept under lock and key.

McMillen said owners must decide for themselves whether keeping their guns locked up gives them the chance to get to a weapon if it is needed.

Regardless, McMillen recommends keeping your guns in a safe place, and teaching children about the dangers.

"If you get to that situation where you teach them and show them things, you still have to continue doing it as they grow older," he said.

The Marshall County Sheriff estimates that 75 percent of gun owners in the county don't keep their weapons under lock and key.

Action News 5 has not yet spoken with Finley's pastor, but other pastors in the area say the 9-year-old was a regular at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church.

Now, the congregation there is preparing for the child's funeral.

Copyright 2009 WMC-TV. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

  • Trending StoriesTrending StoriesMore>>

  • 'The Phantom' serial killer of children out of prison, living in Tucson

    'The Phantom' serial killer of children out of prison, living in Tucson

    Thursday, April 27 2017 12:17 AM EDT2017-04-27 04:17:43 GMT
    Friday, April 28 2017 11:32 PM EDT2017-04-29 03:32:02 GMT
    Convicted killer William Huff was spotted riding his bicycle through a Tucson neighborhood. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)Convicted killer William Huff was spotted riding his bicycle through a Tucson neighborhood. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    William Huff terrorized Sierra Vista during the spring and summer of 1967. Despite a sentence of 40 years to life, the Arizona Board of Executive Clemency voted to release him from prison into home arrest. Family members of the victims are concerned for the safety of the community, as are new members of the Clemency Board. CBS 5 Investigates videotaped Huff riding a bike through his Tucson neighborhood. There are no restrictions placed on his proximity to children.

    More >>

    William Huff terrorized Sierra Vista during the spring and summer of 1967. Despite a sentence of 40 years to life, the Arizona Board of Executive Clemency voted to release him from prison into home arrest. Family members of the victims are concerned for the safety of the community, as are new members of the Clemency Board. CBS 5 Investigates videotaped Huff riding a bike through his Tucson neighborhood. There are no restrictions placed on his proximity to children. 

    More >>
  • Severe reaction to new sandals leads woman on a painful path

    Severe reaction to new sandals leads woman on a painful path

        One woman wants to warn people about her painful path, the result of a severe and debilitating allergic reaction.  She had no idea what she was allergic to until she visited a fourth emergency room in two weeks.    

    More >>

    One woman wants to warn people about her painful path, the result of a severe and debilitating allergic reaction. She had no idea what she was allergic to until she visited a fourth emergency room in two weeks.    

    More >>
  • Teen with cerebral palsy denied prom tickets

    Teen with cerebral palsy denied prom tickets

    Friday, April 28 2017 10:36 PM EDT2017-04-29 02:36:27 GMT
    Friday, April 28 2017 11:00 PM EDT2017-04-29 03:00:47 GMT
    Ashley Hamblin already has her dress picked out, but may not be able to wear it. (WSMV)Ashley Hamblin already has her dress picked out, but may not be able to wear it. (WSMV)

    She has her dress, her date, and an extensive hair and makeup plan. It’s all in anticipation of her high school prom, but a Middle Tennessee teen was denied tickets.

    More >>

    She has her dress, her date, and an extensive hair and makeup plan. It’s all in anticipation of her high school prom, but a Middle Tennessee teen was denied tickets.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly