Minor injured while shooting gun, guardian sues

By David Yates | Dec 14, 2011

Claiming a minor was allowed to shoot a gun unsupervised, Marci Taylor has fled suit against the woman who was supposed to be watching the child.

Acting as next of friend of Ty Allen Taylor, Marci Taylor filed suit against Belinda Frederick on Dec. 8 in Jefferson County District Court.

According to the lawsuit, on Dec. 12, 2009, Ty was at Frederick's residence in Hamshire and was knowingly allowed to load and shot a .22 rifle unsupervised.

The suit alleges Ty somehow injured himself but fails to give details as to how.

The suit also fails to state why Ty was at the property and why he was left unsupervised.

Marci alleges Frederick should have secured the weapon and also failed to warn Ty of the unsafe condition.

She is suing for her Ty's alleged past and future medical expenses, mental anguish, pain and impairment.

Woodlands attorney Thad Whisenant represents them.

Judge Bob Wortham, 58th District Court, is assigned to the case.

Case No. A191-445

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