Suspect To Stand Trial In Toddler’s Death

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The suspect in the shooting death of a three-year-old boy from Homewood will stand trial for the toddler’s murder.

Police arrested Gregory Dalton, 18, in connection with the death of Zy’Miere Sewell, 3, last month.

According to investigators, Sewell died after a bullet struck him in the head from a pistol that Dalton brought into the Tioga Street apartment. Police believe that the little boy accidentally shot himself in the face with Dalton’s gun.

Dalton does not have a license to carry a gun.

Though Dalton appeared in court last week, that hearing was postponed because a witness failed to show up.

Following his preliminary hearing this morning, Dalton is now headed to trial on charges of criminal homicide, carrying a firearm without a license and recklessly endangering another person.

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  • Where's the Child's Mother??

    WHERE IS THE MOTHER ? ? ? She didn’t show up for this gang-banger’s hearing. Hey lady, maybe your kid would be alive if you CARED about who you exposed your children to, and yourself for that matter.

  • Dave

    I agree – where is the mother? She should be charged as well. We are hearing this too often where young children are being left alone to care for themselves or abandoned, just so their mother or whomever is their guardian, can go out and have fun. This needs to stop now. If you aren’t going to care and nuture your children, then don’t bother having them! A child is a gift from God – not something to used to increase your monthly welfare check!

    • Harley

      Instead of the church praying for this female they should be educating her on how to get a job and give out comdoms because the watered down Christianity they are preaching is not working.
      I transferred from Westinghouse high school to an integrated school from day one and it was the best thing I ever did.

  • Ds

    when the same situation happened involving an officer of the law every one thought it was a horrible accident why is this any differnt and shouldnt an officer have known how to keep it from children more than this 18yr old. i feel for the officer as well it is a horrible accident and no court can punish either more than they are already punishing themselves.maybe mom realizes that the young man made a mistake and what right does everyone have making such comments about her.

  • Paul

    The difference between the officer and this situation is the officer had his weapon put away in what he deemed a safe place, and his child sought out the gun. The gun in the case of this child was left in the room right where he was. Almost makes you wonder if it was intentional??? Any mother who has compassion for her child would be at court demanding justice. Who leaves a gun in view of a child, and why was the gun left there? And why was this guy left alone in a room with a child? There is a lot here that doesn’t make sense. I’m sure there is more to the story, and that might be why this lady didn’t appear in court.

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