NJ Man Indicted in Death of Toddler Shot in Mouth

Mikhy Robinson, 2, died after being shot in the mouth in a Newark apartment in December

Monday, Jun 25, 2012  |  Updated 1:03 PM EDT
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NJ Man Indicted in Death of Toddler Shot in Mouth

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A northern New Jersey man has been indicted in the shooting death of his girlfriend's toddler son.      

The Essex County prosecutor's office announced charges Monday against 28-year-old Wakir Bryant of Belleville.      

Bryant faces five counts, including reckless manslaughter, in the death of 2-year-old Mikhy Robinson.      

Prosecutors say the child, who was the son of a woman Robinson was dating, died after being shot in the mouth Dec. 30 in a Newark apartment.      

The charges also include endangering the welfare of a child, hindering apprehension and two weapons offenses.

A separate indictment charges Bryant with possession of a weapon as a convicted felon.      

A message left for the office of the public defender, which previously represented Bryant, was not immediately returned. 

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