A girl was accidentally shot by her brother inside a house that cops said had feces smeared on the walls.
Jacob Curtis Grayson, 28, and his wife Kimberly Danielle Grayson, 27, face up to 40 years in prison after being charged with neglect.
Cops rushed to a home in Delaware County, Indiana on July 26 after receiving reports that the five-year-old girl had been shot.
The girl, who has not been named, was rushed to hospital where she was pronounced dead by doctors.
Police say Grayson’s six-year-old son found a loaded gun in a safe and accidentally shot his sister, according to the Muncie Star Press.
Jacob and Kimberly told cops the safe contained two loaded guns when questioned.
The gun was removed while her mother was sleeping and there was a key in the keyhole, police said.
The parents also told officers the boy had been taken to a shooting range and knew how to shoot a gun.
Cops said feces was smeared on the walls of the house.
They described the living conditions as “deplorable”.
They also alleged that there was trash and furniture strewn throughout the house.
Police searched the house and claimed the children’s mattresses were stained.
Jacob and Kimberly were charged with criminal negligence of a dependent resulting in death.
They were also charged with three counts of negligence.
Kimberly remains in custody, according to Delaware County Sheriff’s Office records.
Meanwhile, Jacob was released after posting his $65,000 bond.