Huffpost Crime

Brandon Holt Shooting Leads To Charges Against Dad Of Boy Who Killed Him

Posted: Updated:

TOMS RIVER, N.J. — A New Jersey man whose 4-year-old son shot and killed a 6-year-old playmate has been criminally charged and is due in court later this week.

Prosecutors say Anthony Senatore had multiple unsecured weapons accessible to children in his Toms River home.

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

Officials say four shotguns were found close to ammunition and accessible to Senatore's three children. Senatore's other children are 12 and 8.

Senatore was arrested late Monday. He's charged with child endangerment and enabling access by minors to a loaded firearm. He's due in court Thursday.

His attorney declined to comment Tuesday.

Around the Web

NJ father arrested after son, 4, shot and killed playmate

Father of Toms River child who fatally shot playmate Brandon Holt charged in ...

Investigation Continues Into Shooting Death of Six-Year-Old Brandon Holt

Father of Toms River child who fatally shot 6-year-old charged with endangerment

No Developments in Toms River Six-Year-Old Brandon Holt's Shooting Death

Father arrested in his 4-year-old son's shooting of neighbor

Charges Filed Against NJ Father of 4-Year-Old Boy Who Shot and Killed ...

Father of NJ Boy Who Shot Playmate Is Charged

Father Charged With Endangerment In Connection With Fatal Shooting Of 6 ...