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Family plans funeral for toddler shot on Christmas Eve

Posted December 29, 2008 3:50 p.m. EST
Updated January 2, 2009 2:33 p.m. EST

— The family of Pharell Hinton announced funeral plans Monday for the 3-year-old who police believe was playing with his father's 9 mm handgun when he shot himself on Christmas Eve.

His father, Eric Eugene Hinton, was arrested on Christmas Day and charged with involuntary manslaughter.

Hinton, 26, has been on suicide watch at the Wake County Jail since his arrest.

Pharell's funeral service will be held Friday at 1 p.m. at Haywood Funeral Home, 2415 S. Wilmington St., in Raleigh.