Tennessee mom charged after 11-year-old shot by classmate

Jennifer Amacher (Courtesy: Franklin County Sheriff's Office)

ESTELL SPRINGS, Tenn. (WKRN) – A mother in southeastern Tennessee now faces charges after an 11-year-old was shot and killed last December.

Sienna Owens was shot once in the back on Dec. 11 while playing with classmates from North Middle School in a garage at an Estill Springs home.

One of those classmates, who lives at the home, somehow got a hold of a gun and one shot was fired.

At the time, the Franklin County sheriff would not disclose how the boy got his hands on the gun or what exactly what happened when it was discharged.

That boy’s mother, Jennifer Amacher, is now facing five counts of reckless endangerment, one for each child present during the shooting.

She was booked into the Franklin County jail on May 3 on $15,000 bond.

News 2 reached out to Sienna’s father, Danny Owens, for comment. He stated, “This is a step toward conclusion. I ask everyone to let the justice system work, a due process of the law for Mrs. Amacher.”

He previously told News 2 his daughter was a straight A student and star athlete who loved playing soccer.

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