When Emma Horseman told her partner to shoot a baby to frighten him the tot was actually shot in the head, a court was told. A jury heard how Horseman and her partner Jordan Walters were in their flat in Hartcliffe when mum Amy Allen arrived with her two children Riley, aged two, and Harry, aged 18 months.
The court was told when Harry was crying Horseman told Walters “shoot Harry, just to frighten him, to shut him up, shoot it at Harry”. The court heard Walters obtained an air rifle from the kitchen cupboard, started to clean it and replaced two gas cylinders with new ones. As he did so Miss Allen’s youngsters seemed upset, the court heard.
Just seconds later, while Harry was crying, Amy heard Horseman say “shoot Harry, just to frighten him, to shut him up, shoot it at Harry.” With that, the court heard Walters aimed the gun at Harry and fired it right into his head. Walters has pleaded guilty to causing GBH. Horseman was interviewed for 85 minutes and made no reply to all questions. The case continues.