Des Moines Man Charged in Daughter's Accidental Shooting Death
A Des Moines man has been arrested in connection to the shooting death of his 4-year-old daughter. Police say 24-year-old Adam Mead turned himself in Thursday. The Des Moines Register reports Mead faces charges of involuntary manslaughter, neglect of a dependent person and two counts of making firearms available to minors. Mead's daughter, Lillium, died April 21 of a single gunshot wound to her chest. Mead told authorities he set a loaded .45 caliber handgun on a dresser. The girl got a hold of the gun and shot herself. She was pronounced dead at a hospital. If convicted on all counts, Mead faces up to 17 years in prison.