Mom faces imprisonment for giving child a gun used in killing father, injuring law enforcers

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A woman is sent behind bars for providing his son one of the guns he used to kill his father and injure two law enforcement members in a shooting in 2019, before he shot himself dead.

The 67-year-old mother of the Kansas suspect, Shirley Loder, accepted the punishment on Friday as he was sentenced to 60-day imprisonment, according to the report by The Associated Press.

AP, citing the account of Rice County Attorney Remington Dalke, said that the balance of Loder’s sentence will include probation.

The 37-year-old convicted criminal, David Madden, was banned from possessing firearms when he was discovered having a laundry basket filled with guns, according to AP.

On April 29, 2019, Madden shot and seriously injured an undersheriff who served to arrest him for firearm possession. The suspect then killed his father, Thomas Madden, 65, and proceeded to shoot a sheriff in the leg. The suspect then shot himself dead.

The previous week, he was convicted for illegally owning an AK-47 assault rifle. He shot four times at 48-year-old Chad Murphy, an undersheriff who attempted to stop him.

At that time, the suspect was with his girlfriend and their child inside the car. They were headed to Alden, Kansas to obtain more weapons. After which, they went to his father’s house.

His mother, Dalke, drove off but did not disclose to the authorities about the shooting.

According to The Wichita Eagle’s report, the “laundry basket” filled with guns has not yet clearly been identified.

“While I requested she serve the entire jail sentence, I understood the judge’s sentence and believe it aligns with justice,” the suspect’s mother told The Wichita Eagle. “A condition of probation is no contact with the victim and their families.”