No bond reduction for father in shooting

January 14, 2009 10:38:31 AM PST
A judge has refused to lower the bail for a father accused in the accidental shooting of his son.The lawyer for 26-year-old Eric Hinton was trying to get him released. His bond has been set at $100,000 since his arrest in December.

Raleigh detectives say Hinton's 3-year-old son Pharell got hold of his father's gun and shot himself on Christmas Eve.

It happened at a home on Ujamaa Drive.

Hinton is charged with involuntary manslaughter and possession of a firearm by a felon. He faces up to eight-and-a-half months in jail if convicted.