A Fulton County, Georgia, jury has awarded $6 million to a mother whose 14-year-old son was accidentally shot and killed when the boy’s sister dropped a pistol on the dining room table.
The pistol belonged to the mother, Linda Bullard, who had purchased it from Shurlington Jewelry and Pawn 14 years ago.
The $6 million judgement is against the pawn store’s owner, Ronald Richardson.
According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Richardson was “a family friend” whom Bullard trusted “to steer her in the right direction” when she purchased her first gun for home defense. He sold her a Bryco/Jennings that he had “in bulk” and could sell cheaply.