Adams County prosecutors have filed a juvenile charge of manslaughter against the 9-year-old brother of a Hastings boy who was shot to death last week.
The boy has been taken from his family's home and placed in state care. He's accused of firing a .22-caliber rifle bullet that struck 4-year-old Beau Pecor in the head the morning of April 18. Beau was pronounced dead later at a local hospital. Other family members were home when the shot was fired.
Authorities say the rifle is owned by the boyfriend of Beau's mother. Neither adult has been charged. The older brother's name has not been released.