Man arrested and charged in death of woman fatally shot by toddler while on Zoom work call, authorities say

A Florida man has been arrested and charged after a woman was fatally shot by her toddler while she was on a Zoom conference call, officials say.

On October 7, Assistant State Attorney Dan Faggard charged Veondre Avery with manslaughter and failure to securely store a firearm in connection to the death of Shamaya Lynn at the couple’s home on August 11, according to a statement from the state attorney’s office.

Lynn, 21, was on a video conference call with coworkers when she was shot in the head, the Altamonte Springs Police Department said. According to police, a person on the call dialed 911 after seeing a toddler in the background and hearing a noise just before Lynn fell backward and didn’t return to the call.

Avery had an initial court appearance Wednesday and is being held without bond, court records show. His next court date is set for November 23. According to the Seminole Clerk of Courts website, Avery has not obtained an attorney.

Altamonte Springs Police discovered evidence that a firearm belonging to Avery had been left loaded in a child’s “Paw Patrol” backpack on the floor of the couple’s bedroom, a release from the State Attorney’s Office for Brevard and Seminole counties said.

Police said Avery was not at home at the time of the shooting, the state attorney’s office statement said, and forensic evidence “clearly established” that the toddler held and independently fired the weapon.

A court order was issued for Avery’s arrest, the state attorney’s statement said. The 22-year-old was taken into custody by sheriff’s deputies and police officers on Tuesday and taken to the Seminole County Jail, the statement said.

The-CNN-Wire
™ & © 2021 Cable News Network, Inc., a WarnerMedia Company. All rights reserved.

KGO Events

 

Stay updated with KGO 810

Subscribe to KGO 810’s weekly eblast to get the latest information on local news, events, and exclusives from your favorite personalities.

Disneyland Figures Out a New to Make More Money

Disneyland Figures Out a New to Make More Money


AP Photo/Jae C. Hong


(CNN Business) – Millions of guests visit Disney theme parks each year, and most of them probably loathe waiting 90 minutes to ride “Peter Pan’s Flight.” So now Disney is rolling out a new service that will help park goers streamline their visits and cut down on wait times.

Genie” — which debuts this fall at California’s Disneyland and Florida’s Disney World — is a new digital service that will “maximize your park time, so you can have more fun,” according to the company.

“From specific attractions, foodie experiences and entertainment, to general interests like Disney princesses, villains, Pixar, Star Wars, thrill rides and more — just tell Disney Genie what you want to do and it will do the planning for you,” Disney (DIS) said in a blog post on Wednesday.

Disney Parks Chairman Josh D’Amaro told CNN Business this week that the company listened to guests who want the theme park experience to be simpler, straightforward and tailored “for them.”

“You tell Genie what you are interested in specifically — whether that be an attraction, a food, a character — and Genie’s going to come back to you and tell you how to make the most of your day,” D’Amaro said.

The free service will be built into Disney Parks’ established apps along with a paid version called “Disney Genie+” that allows guests to access the “Lightning Lane” for $15 at Disney World and $20 at Disneyland.

“Lightning Lane” is basically a paid version of a benefit that used to be free for guests: Disney’s FastPass, which allowed visitors to book ride and attraction times in advance to avoid long waits.

As Disneyland retires the Fastpass and unveils their new pay-for Genie+ service to manage lines/crowds, Nikki Medoro and Bret Burkhart wonder if people will actually pay more to avoid lines. Also, Brett Favre says kids should avoid tackle football before age 14.