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Teen Convicted of Shooting 23-Month-Old in Face

The incident happened in August.

A 17-year-old Fort Washington boy was convicted by a Prince George's County Circuit Court jury Wednesday of assault, according to online court records.

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Deven Angel Matos of the 1600 block of Thomas Road was accused of shooting a 23-month-old in the face in August, according to WUSA9.

His sentencing is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. June 8.

T.Kaline May 31, 2012 at 11:10 AM
The tragic part of this story is the comments section. Byteme 12:26 am on Saturday, May 19, 2012 Shot the kid lock up the parents and the idiotthat got him the gun and learn how to English. ...... I think you need to learn how to "English" yourself.
Tanesha M June 01, 2012 at 10:48 PM
Funny how we judge......it's crazy how we have so much to say....I agree it was a stupid act and I feel for the little baby and the parents...but what have anyone done to prevent these type of things.....why don't people just let GOD be the judge because I am pretty sure we all did things we are not fond of.....so I send my prayers to the family and hope that GOD see what is fit and not the people<trust GOD>
Mira June 02, 2012 at 04:52 AM
First off I'm praying for the healing n recovery of the with no rememberance or idiots reminding (him/her) as they age over the years... I also pray for the parents... But most of all I pray for this young man, he wil have to be judge in court n heaven for his actions... He will be prosecuted in court n prison / jail by other inmates... Sadly, shootings occur daily, hourly m by the minute or even second, yet it's not until someone of innocence sparks emotions n feelings that more ppl comment, yet not get involved... I'm not minimizing the situation, but parents are responsible for their children sometimes it gets so difficult when one wants to tear his/her ass up then the school system, child protection services, or the state gets involved a question of where the parents are (were) becomes an issue... Children need discipline, educating, knowledge of real punishment n consequences in order to fully understand the repercussions of their actions!!! Forgive me for any typos :-)
penginchick June 09, 2012 at 05:15 AM
Has anyone that any of you know ever been to jail for an extended period of time? Have they ever told you that the majority of them are a joke and it simply teaches you to be a better criminal? Get real people. You can be outraged all you want but it is still the parents fault for leaving a loaded weapon accessible to a teenager that apparently was not educated on gun safety at all. If you are going to have guns in your home then you better make damn sure you teach your children right from wrong and keep them locked up and inaccessible or like it or not this could be you. There is no excuse for ignorance.
Bainca June 12, 2012 at 03:00 PM
For everybody on here making comments about Deven and do not know the full story FIRST go read the full article because this is not it SECOND A lot of ya'll are saying he should not be running the streets...this happened during the day he is allowed at 17 to be out during the day unsupervised! Ok yes it was wrong for him to have a gun and to just shot it but he DID NOT shot that baby on purpose! It was a stray bullet and it could have hit anyone. I’m not saying he is right for what he did but ya’ll need to know all the details before you decide to comment. Yes I do know him and no he is not a bad kid just got caught up in a situation where he made the wrong decision and now he will pay for it end of story....his parents should not get locked up because they really did not have anything to do with it! So I think everyone should take this advice and think before you speak because imagine someone stating untrue facts or bias opinions about you, your son, nephew, brother, cousin, father, or friend...how would you feel?....NO NEED TO COMMENT BACK BECAUSE IDGAF AND IM NOT GOING TO ENTERTAIN YOUR FOOLERY IM JUST LETTING ALL YA'LL KNOW WHAT IT IS!

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