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Jun 25, 2013 11:40 PM by ASSOCIATED PRESS

SD man pleads not guilty in gun death of boy

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A San Diego man has pleaded not guilty to felony charges including involuntary manslaughter in connection with the accidental shooting death of a 10-year-old boy.

55-year-old Todd Conrad Francis also faces charges of child endangerment and negligent storage of a firearm.

On June 4, his daughter was playing with a gun she found in Francis' garage when it discharged, killing Eric Klyaz.

The boy, a fourth-grader, died of a gunshot to the chest. Court documents identify the gun as a Sig-Sauer 9.

Superior Court Judge David Szumowski said Francis would be able to have contact with his daughter while the case is pending, but only when another adult is present.

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