The parents of a 6-year-old girl who was accidentally shot to death by her 8-year-old brother last year pleaded guilty in Washington County District Court Wednesday to allowing their children access to firearms.
Patricia Mae Yost, 26, and Alan Frederick Yost, 27, both of 12072 National Pike, faced the misdemeanor charge as a result of the Nov. 29, 2001, death of their daughter.
Cassey Yost died when a shotgun held by her brother, Austin, discharged, striking her in the head at the family's home, Maryland State Police said.
Washington County District Judge R. Noel Spence accepted the couple's guilty plea to the firearms charge. In exchange for their plea, a misdemeanor charge of contributing to the certain condition of a child was dropped.