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US NewsPensioner, 78, pleads guilty to the manslaughter of his six-year-old great-grandson who he accidentally shot through the stomach with a pellet gun

16:56  10 june  2019
16:56  10 june  2019 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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Six - year - old died after being shot in the stomach with an air rifle pellet . He was visiting great-grandparents at their home in village in East Yorkshire. A pensioner appeared in court today charged with the manslaughter of his six - year - old great - grandson who died after being shot with

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Pensioner, 78, pleads guilty to the manslaughter of his six-year-old great-grandson who he accidentally shot through the stomach with a pellet gun © PA Mourners wearing Hull City shirts arrive at Chanterlands Crematorium in Hull to attend the funeral of six-year-old Stanley Metcalf, who died in a pellet gun incident. A 78-year-old man today admitted killing his six-year-old great-grandson who died after he was shot in the stomach with a pellet gun.

Albert Grannon pleaded guilty at Hull Crown Court to the manslaughter of Stanley Metcalf, who died in the shooting in Sproatley, East Yorkshire.

Stanley was shot while visiting his elderly relatives on July 26 last year before being rushed to hospital where he died later the same day.

Pensioner, 78, pleads guilty to the manslaughter of his six-year-old great-grandson who he accidentally shot through the stomach with a pellet gun © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Six-year-old Stanley Metcalf, pictured, died last July after being shot in the stomach with an air rifle pellet. His great-grandfather Albert Grannon has been charged with manslaughter over the death

Stanley suffered a hole in the side of his abdomen when he was shot. Grannon also admitted possessing an air rifle without holding a firearms certificate.

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Pensioner, 78, pleads guilty to the manslaughter of his six-year-old great-grandson who he accidentally shot through the stomach with a pellet gun © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Grannon, pictured outside Hull Magistrates' Court on May 2 The defendant sat in the dock wearing a jacket, shirt and tie and listened to the proceedings through a headset. The case will be adjourned for sentencing.

Relatives were seated in the public gallery and on chairs within the courtroom normally reserved for jury members. Grannon was granted conditional bail.

Police described the incident at the time last year as a 'tragic accident involving a pellet airgun', before Grannon was charged following a lengthy investigation.

Pensioner, 78, pleads guilty to the manslaughter of his six-year-old great-grandson who he accidentally shot through the stomach with a pellet gun © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Stanley, pictured with mother Jenny Dees, was rushed to hospital but died shortly afterwards

The boy was visiting Grannon and his wife Jennifer, 76, when tragedy struck at 4pm. He was taken by ambulance to Hull Royal Infirmary and died about 90 minutes later.

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A six - year - old boy who died from a pellet gun injury suffered a hole to the side of his stomach , a coroner has heard. Stanley Metcalf, who was on his His great -grandmother, who did not want to be named, described Stanley as a 'brainy, kind little boy' last month and said his whole family were

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An inquest into his death heard that a post mortem examination gave the cause of death as an 'airgun projectile to the abdomen'.

An elderly relative previously described Stanley as a 'brainy, kind little boy' and a massive football fan who had a twin sister who 'loved him to bits'.

She added: 'I don't know how you're supposed to explain things like that to a six-year-old girl. I've just been in floods of tears ever since it happened.'

Stanley's great-grandmother Jennifer Grannon described the youngster as a "brainy, kind little boy".

Pensioner, 78, pleads guilty to the manslaughter of his six-year-old great-grandson who he accidentally shot through the stomach with a pellet gun © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited The shooting happened at his great-grandparents' home in Sproatley, East Yorkshire, pictured

His twin sister Elsie May sat on top of the horse-drawn hearse carrying his coffin as it arrived at his funeral last year.

The cortege received a guard of honour from mourners in superhero costumes.

In a statement issued following Stanley's death, his family described him as being 'vibrant and full of energy'.

They said: 'We are absolutely devastated and completely heartbroken without Stanley and it still doesn't feel real we won't see his happy, smiling face again.

'There are no real words to express how the loss of Stanley has affected us and we all miss him so much. Stanley was a loving, caring and beautiful boy.'

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