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Parents shoot their 5 children for failing to do household chores including not washing dishes

By Mason White 4:13 PM September 7, 2017
Gun (illustration)
Gun (illustration)
By: Tanya Clark

Parents have admitted to shooting their children for failing to do household chores, according to police in the United Kingdom.

Blackpool police said that they have arrested the parents, who were not identified, for shooting their 5 children with a BB gun, causing them significant injuries.

In court, the 50-year-old father and 33-year-old mother pleaded guilty to 5 counts of child cruelty.

Judge Robert Altham at the Preston Crown Court, sentenced the father to two years in prison.

The mother was sentenced to 19 months in prison, but her punishment was suspended for two years.

She was also ordered to do 200 hours of community service.

According to the police investigation, the couple’s children were between the ages of 7 and 15 when they were severely abused.

The 15-year-old girl told police that she was shot when she refused to change the baby’s dirty pamper.

The 13-year-old girl said that she was shot after not cleaning the dishes properly and for having a boyfriend.

The younger children were shot for dropping stuff.

The abuse came to light when the 13-year-old girl told a teacher about the shootings.

Police removed the children from the home and arrested the parents.

The parents initially denied shooting their children, and blamed their 13-year-old daughter for using the gun on her siblings, but they later pleaded guilty to the charges.