Mom of Ohio boy who fell into gorilla enclosure won’t face charges

Mom of Ohio boy who fell into gorilla enclosure won’t face charges
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[Ed. – Renewed caterwauling from hysterics to erupt forthwith?]

The mother of the 3-year-old boy who fell into a gorilla exhibit at the Cincinnati Zoo will not face charges, an Ohio prosecutor said Monday.

“By all accounts, this mother did not act in any way where she presented this child to some harm,” Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph Deters said.

“She had three other kids with her and turned her back. … And if anyone doesn’t believe a 3-year-old can scamper off very quickly, they’ve never had kids.” …

Deters said the zoo lost “a beautiful animal” that was beloved in the community, “but it’s still an animal. It does not equate human life.”

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