Wednesday, January 9, 2008


Son asks dad to shoot him; dad complies, police say

‘The boy wanted his father to look at his Xbox 360 video game system.

The father didn’t want to. An argument ensued.

The boy handed his father a rifle. Shoot me, he said.

So the father did.

State police at Fern Ridge say that scenario played out Friday night between 60-year-old James Stanley Niedosik and his 17-year-old son.

The boy ended up in Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest with a .22-caliber bullet lodged in his skull behind his ear. Niedosik ended up in Monroe County Prison on $250,000 bail, charged with aggravated assault, simple assault, reckless endangerment and endangering the welfare of a child.’

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