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Dad of 4-Year-Old New Jersey Boy Who Fatally Shot Neighbor, 6, Pleads Not Guilty to Child Endangerment

The 34-year-old man is accused of keeping a loaded .22-caliber rifle unsecured in his bedroom

Monday, Nov 18, 2013  |  Updated 11:28 AM EDT
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The father of a 4-year-old boy who shot to death a 6-year-old neighbor with his father's unsecured gun has rejected a plea bargain that would have required him to serve seven years in prison.

Anthony Senatore of Toms River pleaded not guilty Monday to six counts of child endangerment.

The 34-year-old Senatore is accused of keeping a loaded .22-caliber rifle unsecured in his bedroom. His son found it there in April, took it outside, and shot 6-year-old Brandon Holt once in the head.

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Senator's lawyer says his client is "deeply horrified over what took place and feels awful about it." But the lawyer says Senatore should not have been charged with a crime, saying the case belongs in civil court.

Senatore did not speak during the hearing.

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