Parents of Boy Injured By Grenade Face Charges

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) - The father of a 10-year-old Lakeland boy
who was critically injured when he detonated a grenade inside his
home has accepted a plea deal.

Under the agreement, 43-year-old Edward Weise Jr. pleaded no
contest Wednesday to unlawfully making, possessing or throwing a
destructive device and neglect of a child causing great bodily
harm.

He is expected to be sentenced Friday to 10 years of probation.

Authorities say Edward Weise III was at his home in February 2010 when the grenade went off.

The explosion tore off two of his fingers, ripped through the roof of his mouth, knocked out teeth and blew off part of his nose.

The boy's mother, 40-year-old Anne Marie Weise, pleaded no contest in October to contributing to the delinquency or dependency of a minor.

She received a year of probation.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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