Grand jury decides not to charge mom whose 3-year-old son killed himself with her gun

A mother in Ohio whose 3-year-old son accidentally killed himself with her gun won't face any charges.

A prosecutor said Wednesday that a grand jury heard evidence in the case before deciding not to charge Elizabeth Green. Green's 3-year-old son, Marques, died at a hospital June 11 shortly after the shooting in Hamilton, north of Cincinnati. She told an emergency dispatcher amid screams that he apparently took her handgun out of her purse.

Butler County Prosecutor Mike Gmoser (MOH'-zur) said he thought it was important for a grand jury to consider the case because of "a groundswell of attention" to children and guns. The death came in the aftermath of a 14-year-old Hamilton boy's fatal shooting. A 16-year-old boy was charged with reckless homicide.