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Not-guilty plea expected in death at Danville chief's home
"It's our view that Chief Parsons has not committed any infraction or breach of the law, but under the circumstances it's something that we will deal with in the court system," his defense attorney, Alan Cronheim of Sisti Law Offices, said Thursday.
He is accused of leaving his Glock 22 .40-caliber handgun unsecured on top of a safe inside his home at 53 Caramel Drive on March 11.
While Parsons was gone, his girlfriend's 15-year-old son, Jacob Carver, shot himself. Reams described the shooting as a suicide; the autopsy results were not released at the request of the boy's family.
The charge — a violation punishable by a fine of up to $1,000 — resulted from an investigation by New Hampshire State Police and a review by the County Attorney's Office.
The state statute used in the case against Parsons is RSA 650-C:1 and reads: "Any person who stores or leaves on premises under that person's control a loaded firearm, and who knows or reasonably should know that a child (under the age of 16) is likely to gain access to the firearm without the permission of the child's parent or guardian, is guilty of a violation if a child gains access to a firearm and the firearm is used in a reckless or threatening manner; the firearm is used during the commission of any misdemeanor or felony; or the firearm is negligently or recklessly discharged."
Selectmen have supported Parsons, and took no action against him. He is an elected chief and remains on the job.
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