Boy shot by mother returns home after years of therapy

Joey Slaight recovers from gunshot wound to head

MONTFORT, Wis. - Three years after an 8-year-old Montfort boy was shot in the head by his mother before she killed his 6-year-old brother and turned the gun on herself, Joey Slaight is headed home from therapy. 

In January of 2015, Grant County deputies responded to the call of shots fired at a home in Montfort. Six-year-old Jaxon Slaight died from a gunshot wound to his head. His older brother, 8-year-old Joey Slaight, and his mother, 27-year-old Morgan Slaight, were taken to the hospital, where Morgan died a few days later.

Joey was taken to an intensive care facility down south to recover from the life-threatening wounds. Three years later, his family confirmed in a Facebook post that he was headed home. 

Cards and letters to congratulate Joey can be sent to Joey Strong, PO Box 245, Jenks Ok 74037.

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