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Toddler killed himself mistaking loaded pink gun for water pistol while mom was high

Antonia 03/08/2021

A tragic toddler shot himself dead while junkie mom was too high to notice he was playing with her gun.

Two-year-old Lokhi Bloom put the loaded pink .380 Ruger in his mouth thinking it was a water pistol as he liked to play with squirt guns.

His mom Melissa Adamson, 33, a recovering crystal meth addict, admits she had taken drugs so was not watching him when he pulled the trigger.

After the tot's tragic death she told police she'd loaded her pistol following a "threatening visit" from a drug dealer called Beast, the Colorado Springs Gazette reports.

She said she left the gun in her office while she went into the garage to call her sister.

When she heard a bang the mom rushed to the house and discovered Lokhi had shot himself.

Lokhi Bloom accidentally shot himself dead

Melissa Adamson has been jailed for 24 years

The little boy died at the scene, last October.

When police searched the family home in Colorado they found drug paraphernalia, an axe and two toy guns that Lokhi used to play with.

CHILD ABUSE

She claimed to have left the gun in her office while she went into the garage to call her sister.

She said she then heard a bang and returned to the house to find Lokhi had shot himself.

Attempts to revive the toddler were unsuccessful, and he was pronounced dead shortly after.

When cops searched the property they found an axe, drug paraphernalia and two toy guns that Lokhi used to play with.

Adamson admitted a charge of child abuse resulting in death.

She had faced between 16 to 26 years under a plea bargain.

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