Both Alhakim Nunez, father and Iris Rodriguez, mother are among the three suspects that are facing murder charge in court over the fatal shooting of Kastari Star Nunez, a 4 year daughter of the duo in Northeast Philadelphia, USA. Another woman, Ashley Gushue is also facing charges in the fatal killing of the girl.
The Philadelphia District Attorney, Larry Krasner has announced the charges against the two parents with involuntary manslaughter, endangering the welfare of a child, obstruction of justice, and related charges in the child’s death. While the third suspect identified as Ashley Gushue, is also facing multiple charges including tampering with evidence and obstruction of justice. Investigators say she was in the room with the child at the time of the shooting.
Kastari was reportedly taken by family members to Jefferson-Torresdale Hospital with a gunshot wound in the abdomen immediately. She later died of the gun injuries just few minutes after arriving the hospital.
The District Attorney confirms that both parents are still detained without bail pending the completion of the investigation.