The mother of an 11-year-old girl who was accidentally shot by her baby brother is expected to turn herself in on Thursday, according to her attorney.
Eugene Tinari told NBC10 that his client, Tiffany Goldwire, will surrender at police headquarters on 8th and Race streets on Thursday.
Goldwire was charged on Wednesday with the involuntary manslaughter of her daughter, Jamara Stevens, police said. She is currently wanted by detectives.
Stevens was playing with her brothers and sisters inside the Goldwire’s Mantua bedroom on April 5, when her 2-year-old brother cocked the gun, pointed it at the girl and pulled the trigger. The bullet sailed through the girl’s arm and into her chest and heart.
Speaking to NBC10.com, Goldwire said the gun had been left behind in another room by her boyfriend and was taken by the woman’s 14-year-old son. She was visibly distraught over the girl’s death.
“For all the mothers who lose their kids, I feel their pain. And to the ones that still have their children, treasure every moment with your kids because you never know when you’ll never see them again,” she said.
Tinari tells NBC10 he plans to speak on the charges against his client once she surrenders to police on Thursday. Charges have not been filed against the mother’s boyfriend.