Parents of child killed by brother arrested

October 5, 2009 8:51:10 PM PDT
The parents of a Vacaville toddler who was accidentally shot to death by her older brother have been arrested.

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Twenty-eight-year-old Michael Shanahan and 26-year-old Daniela Shanahan were both taken into custody Monday after Solano County prosecutors filed felony child endangerment charges against them.

Investigators say the Shanahan's 2-year-old daughter, Ayana, was killed Sept. 23 when their 8-year-old son accidentally fired a handgun.

Daniela Shanahan was also charged with being a previously convicted felon with firearms and ammunition in her home.

Solano County Deputy District Attorney Jeff Kauffman says the parents are facing up 13 years in state prison if convicted.

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