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Guilty: Mom Bought Guns For Son Killed In Police Shootout

The jury in a crim­i­nal case has reject­ed a retired civ­il servant’s claim that she was a law-abid­ing gun own­er who shouldn’t be held respon­si­ble for her son’s shootout with cops that left him dead.

The jury in Seat­tle Fed­er­al Court found Jeanne Tin­ker-Smith, 64, guilty Fri­day of help­ing her son pos­sess firearms despite a felony con­vic­tion, the Seat­tle Post-Intel­li­gencer report­ed.

Cecil Chancy Tin­ker-Smith was killed after a four-hour stand­off with sheriff’s deputies in 2014 in his mother’s home in Dem­ing, Wash­ing­ton, near the Cana­di­an bor­der. The jury heard evi­dence that he exchanged gun­fire with the deputies with a shot­gun pur­chased by his moth­er. One deputy was injured when he was hit by shrap­nel.

Defense attor­ney Alexan­der Ran­som told the jury there was no evi­dence Tin­ker-Smith con­spired to arm her son, accord­ing to the paper.

She had a grow­ing gun hob­by,” he was quot­ed as say­ing by the paper. “She had a coy­ote prob­lem. She’d been robbed before.”

She’s the gun own­er here,” he added, accord­ing to the paper. “That’s not a bad thing.”

The jury heard three days of tes­ti­mo­ny and reached a ver­dict after two days of delib­er­a­tions, accord­ing to the Belling­ham Her­ald.

Tin­ker-Smith was an account­ing coor­di­na­tor with the City of Belling­ham until her retire­ment, the paper report­ed.

She faces sen­tenc­ing on Dec. 9.

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