Horseman was accused of telling boyfriend Walters to shoot Harry
A jury took just 35 minutes to find Emma Horseman, 24, not guilty of inflicting grievous bodily harm on Harry Studley.
Harry was 18 months old when Jordan Walters shot him last July.
Horseman was accused of telling Walters: “Shoot Harry, just to frighten him, to shut him up.”
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Bristol Crown Court heard Harry was visiting Horseman’s home in Hartcliffe, Bristol, with his mother Amy Allen and older brother Riley when he was shot.
During the two-day trial Horseman told how Harry was injured as she chatted with her friend Miss Allen in the lounge.
She said she could not see what Walters was doing and denied telling him to shoot the toddler who was sitting on his mother’s lap.
Harry underwent emergency surgery
Harry, now aged two, underwent emergency surgery on a skull fracture, swelling and bleeding on the brain after being shot.
He is blind in one eye, has daily post-traumatic seizures and is on anticonvulsants.
Harry is blind in one eye and has daily seizures
Walters admitted grievous bodily harm.
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Horseman showed no emotion when the jury returned the not guilty verdict.
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