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George Coty Wayman Shot Toddler Because He Wouldn't Stop Jumping On Bed: Police

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Police in Texas allege a teenager shot his three-year-old stepson in the head because he wouldn't stop jumping on a bed.

The boy was taken to hospital and pronounced dead Wednesday morning.

The Washington Post reports George Coty Wayman, 18, was charged with capital murder in the death of Dominic Tra’Juan Castro.


Witnesses had initially told investigators the boy accidentally shot himself. However, authorities later concluded that Wayman pointed the gun at the child to stop him from jumping on the bed.

When he didn't, Wayman "discharged the handgun," according to CBS News.

The Dallas Morning News reports the teenager is being held in the Clay County jail.

His bail set at $505,000.

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