A Dearborn couple have been charged after one of their children shot and injured two other children Sept. 27 at an unlicensed day care being run out of their residence.
The injured children were taken to area hospitals for treatment. One child was treated and released; the other remains hospitalized.
Timothy and Samantha Eubanks, both 32, were arraigned separately Nov. 2 before 19th District Court Judge Gene Hunt on six felony child-abuse charges
They each face six counts of second-degree felony child abuse for leaving a loaded handgun in reach of a child. The couple have six children of their own, equating to the six counts of child abuse. Each count carries a sentence of up to 10 years in prison upon conviction.
Police report that Samantha Eubanks was on the first floor of the couple’s house on the morning of the shootings, watching six children in the unlicensed day care. According to authorities, at about 10:30 a.m. she heard a noise in the house and discovered that her 3-year-old son had gone upstairs, found an unsecured weapon in a bedroom and shot a 3-year-old boy in the face and another 3-year-old in the shoulder.
Hunt called the crimes a “reckless disregard for the children” staying in the house.