No Charges For Mom Of Boy Who Fell In Gorilla Exhibit
The mother of the 3-year-old boy who fell into the gorilla exhibit at the Cincinnati Zoo last month will not face charges.
An Ohio prosecutor announced Michelle Greggs would not face charges as an investigation proved she was not negligent on the day her son fell into the exhibit.
“By all accounts, this mother did not act in any way where she presented this child to some harm,” Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph Deters said.
“She had three other kids with her and turned her back. … And if anyone doesn’t believe a 3-year-old can scamper off very quickly, they’ve never had kids.”
After the boy slipped into the enclosure May 28, he had a 10-minute encounter with Harambe, a 450-pound gorilla. A witness told CNN the boy’s mother was temporarily distracted by other children when the boy fell into the exhibit.
Harambe pulled the boy across a moat and was fatally shot by zoo personnel.