CROWN POINT — Attorneys continued work Friday on the criminal case against a Hobart father charged in the unintended shooting of his 9-year-old daughter during a gun safety lecture in June 2017.
Eric Hummel made a brief appearance Friday in Lake Criminal Court with defense attorney Paul Stracci, who requested Judge Clarence Murray schedule a new court hearing for Dec. 7. Deputy Prosecutor Quenton White said discovery in the case was ongoing.
Hummel, 34, has pleaded not guilty to charges of neglect of a dependent, battery and reckless homicide on allegations he shot Olivia Hummel June 10 at the family's Hobart home, court records state.
He told police in a statement he was warning his two sons about the danger of his 9 mm handgun. One son said his father pointed the gun at their sister and pulled the trigger, apparently unaware it was loaded.
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