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Associated Press - September 17, 2008 10:04 AM ET

JEWETT CITY, Conn. (AP) - Connecticut state police have arrested the parents of a Jewett City toddler who died after he found a gun and accidentally shot himself last month.
Troopers arrested the couple at their home Wednesday morning.
Twenty-7-year-old Jason Matteau is charged with criminally negligent storage of a firearm and risk of injury to a minor. Twenty-4-year-old Rebecca Matteau is charged with risk of injury to a minor.
2-year-old Wyatt Matteau died Aug. 28 from a gunshot wound to his head after finding the gun in the family's home.
The couple posted a $50,000 bond and are due in Norwich Superior Court Oct. 1 for arraignment.

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JEWETT CITY, Conn. - Court documents show that moments before a Jewett City toddler fatally shot himself, his mother warned him not to touch his father's gun because of the "bad boo boos" it could cause.
An arrest affidavit details how 2-year-old Wyatt Matteau grabbed the gun from a nightstand and shot himself in the eye while his mother was in the bathroom.
On the morning of Aug. 28, Rebecca Matteau was watching TV with her son and her 3-month-old daughter, just minutes before the shooting. The children's father was sleeping in the bedroom.
Minutes later the boy shot himself, and he died less than two hours later.
The parents have been arrested on charges including risk of injury to a minor and criminally negligent storage of a firearm.
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