| After her 8-year-old son was shot to death, Lakeisha Gadson told police that three armed men wearing hooded sweatshirts had burst into her apartment and fired three rounds, hitting her little boy, Liquarry.
The next day, Gadson admitted she had lied about the intruders. This time, she told police that Liquarry's 7-year-old cousin had accidentally shot him.
Now Gadson is going on trial in an unusual case that accuses a mother of manslaughter in the death of her own son, even though she did not fire the gun that killed him.
Prosecutors say Gadson is responsible for Liquarry's death because she allowed her 15-year-old son to keep the loaded handgun that killed the boy in a dresser within easy reach of a child. They say that "led predictably to the resulting tragic -- and entirely preventable -- death" of her son.