Cincinnati DA says no charges will be pressed against 3-year-old’s mother

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CINCINNATI, OH -  Ohio prosecutors officially announced the mother of 3-year-old boy, who fell into the Cincinnati Zoo gorilla enclosure, will not be facing charges.

In a press conference Monday, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters said children can easily "scamper off" without a parent necessarily being negligent.

Prosecutors believes the Cincinnati Zoo made the right choice: human life over that of an endangered species after being forced to shoot and kill Harambe, an endangered gorilla.

After a lengthy review of the controversial situation, investigators determined the mother was not acting recklessly.

According to Deters, "The investigators were very impressed with the home, the environment for the children."

Unfortunately, the mother of four, had her hands full and was tending to another child when the 3-year-old made a run for it.

However, the Cincinnati Zoo isn't taking any chances; they've changed the border around the gorilla enclosure.

Having to make this painful decision once, was one too many.


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