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Ohio dad held in girl's death seeks funeral pass

CINCINNATI (AP) — More charges have been filed against a Cincinnati man seeking to be released from jail to attend the funeral of his 11-year-old daughter, whom he's accused of accidentally shooting to death.

Deandre Kelley was charged Thursday with one count each of involuntary manslaughter, endangering children and having a weapon under disability.

Those are on top of the original charge of reckless homicide against the 34-year-old Kelley. He has pleaded not guilty to that count.

Police say Kelley fired shots into the air outside the house Sunday while arguing with the girl's mother. One of them hit the girl in her bedroom, where she had fled when her parents started arguing.

Involuntary manslaughter is a more serious charge than reckless homicide and carries a prison term of three to 11 years.

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