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Lawyer: NJ dad of boy who shot pal waives hearing

Local News | May 16, 2013

Lawyer: NJ dad of boy who shot pal waives hearing

TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — The lawyer for a New Jersey man whose 4-year-old son shot and killed a 6-year-old playmate says his client has waived his right to an initial court appearance.

The next court date for Toms River resident Anthony Senatore hasn’t yet been set. He is free on $100,000 bail.

Attorney Robert Ebberup released a statement Wednesday in which he criticized the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office for arresting his client in front of his family while they ate dinner.

The lawyer says Senatore would have voluntarily turned himself in to face charges of child endangerment and enabling access by a minor to a loaded firearm.

Authorities say Senatore’s son took a loaded .22-caliber rifle from a bedroom on April 8 and fatally wounded neighbor Brandon Holt while they were playing outdoors.

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