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February 14, 2018

Guilty pleas in accidental shooting of 4-year-old

Isaiah Marshall Davis, 26, and Destinie Rochelle Beach, 22, entered guilty pleas Tuesday in Fauquier County Circuit Court.
They admitted leaving a loaded gun in a parked car with three small children.

A Stephens City man and woman Tuesday pleaded guilty to felony charges related to the accidental shooting last fall of a 4-year-old girl in the back seat of the vehicle parked at Quarles Truck Stop in Opal. 
 
Isaiah Marshall Davis, 26, pleaded guilty to two counts of “abuse and neglect” of a child younger than 18 — one that deals with “serious injury” and another that showed a “reckless disregard for human life.”

Convictions on those charges carry up to 10 and five years in prison, respectively.

Destinie Rochelle Beach, 22, pleaded guilty to one count of “abuse and neglect” of a child, demonstrating reckless disregard for human life.” Ms. Beach faces a potential five-year sentence.

Represented by different defense attorneys, Mr. Marshall and Ms. Beach entered their pleas during separate hearings in Fauquier County Circuit Court.

Ms. Beach, free on a $5,000 bond, will be sentenced April 4. She has a prior conviction for shoplifting.

Mr. Davis, who has a lengthy criminal record, will be sentenced April 23. He remains in the county jail.

Traveling with three children from Winchester to Colonial Beach, they pulled into the truck stop on Sept. 8, according to sheriff’s investigators.

Mr. Marshall and Ms. Beach left the children “unsupervised and unrestrained” in the vehicle.

A 2-year-old boy picked up the gun and “accidentally discharged it,” hitting Ms. Beach’s 4-year-old daughter in the upper arm.

Ms. Beach and Mr. Davis returned to the vehicle and left Opal without getting medical treatment for the girl’s serious wound.

They drove to Westmoreland County, where a family member contacted authorities about the accidental shooting. The girl received treatment at an area trauma center and got released.

The other two children suffered no injury.
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