3 head for trial in Conn. boy's Uzi death in Mass.

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Posted: Oct 26, 2010 11:45 AM
3 head for trial in Conn. boy's Uzi death in Mass.

Three men involved in a Massachusetts gun fair where an 8-year-old boy accidentally killed himself with an Uzi are scheduled to stand trial in two weeks.

Edward Fleury (FLOO'-ree), Carl Guiffre (JIFF'-ree) and Domenico Spano have pleaded not guilty to involuntary manslaughter in the October 2008 death of Christopher Bizilj (bah-SEEL').

Authorities say the Ashford, Conn., boy shot himself after he lost control of a small machine gun while firing it at the Westfield gun show.

Fleury owned the company that organized the event. Prosecutors say Guiffre and Spano brought the Uzi there.

A hearing Tuesday in Hampden Superior Court was continued to Monday because Spano's attorney was handling a murder trial and Guiffre was in surgery after a motorcycle accident.

The trial is scheduled to start Nov. 10.