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Mother arrested after 10-year-old babysitter killed his 6-year-old brother

By Mason White 3:28 PM September 18, 2017
29-year-old Kayleigh Potter
29-year-old Kayleigh Potter
By: Mason White

(Scroll down for video) A mother was arrested over the death of her son after leaving her two boys home alone.

Police were called to a home in West Mifflin, Pennsylvania, after a 10-year-old boy killed his 6-year-old brother while babysitting him.

The older boy found a loaded gun in his mother’s purse, which was in her bedroom. The 10-year-old boy pointed the gun at his brother’s head, and pulled the trigger.

6-year-old Julian Hoffman was shot at about 9:45 a.m. The 10-year-old boy called his mother and told her about the accident. She then urged him to call police.

Police arrested the mother, 29-year-old Kayleigh Potter.

She was charged with four counts of endangering the welfare of children and possessing marijuana.

Police said that the 10-year-old boy is too young to be charged with murder.

During their investigation, police said they discovered that the boy had a difficult life as his mother smoked drugs and often left them home alone.

The boy was placed in a safe home, where he will be get the help he needs.