MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WMBF) – The woman charged after her 4-year-old child accidentally shot himself last year refused a plea agreement Monday, and her case will go to trial.
Heather Lyn Odom and Jeremy Jermaine Barrett were both charged with unlawful neglect of a child after the July 2018 incident.
According to Myrtle Beach police, the minor was alone and unattended in a room at the Oceans One Resort before finding the firearm his mother’s purse. The child was rushed to Grand Strand Hospital for treatment.
Odom’s trial date has not been set.