A Toms River father of three is now serving a three year prison sentence for failing to secure the loaded rifle in his home that was used to kill a six-year-old boy in 2013. The sentence follows 35-year-old Anthony Senator's guilty plea to two counts of Child Endangerment last year.

Senator's 4-year-old son gained access to the loaded rifle in his father's bedroom on McCormick Drive and fired a single shot that claimed the life of his young playmate Brandon Holt on April 8, 2013. Investigators also confiscated four additional unsecured shotguns with ammunition within close proximity.

In court, Senator apologized to Brandon's family after listening to the family's heartfelt impact statements, according to the Asbury Park Press.

As part of the plea deal, Senatore must also forfeit his weapons and firearms purchaser identification card. He was free on bail prior to Thursday's sentencing.

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