Mom of slain 11-year-old surrenders to police

A Mantua woman sought by police in connection to her daughter's accidental gun death turned herself in to police today, authorities said.

Tiffany Goldwire, 31, was escorted to the department's headquarters in Center City by her lawyer, Eugene P. Tinari just after 1 p.m., police spokeswoman Officer Jillian Russell said.

A warrant had been placed for her arrest yesterday in connection to the death of her daughter Jamara Stevens, who was killed after a loaded gun left in Goldwire's home was accidentally fired by Stevens' 2-year-old brother, police said.

Goldwire hasn't been formally arraigned yet, but will face charges for involuntary manslaughter, endangering the welfare of a child and related offenses, according to Tasha Jamerson, a spokeswoman for the District Attorney's Office.

Court records show Goldwire pled guilty to gun charges in 2009 after she was found to be in possession of an illegal weapon.

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