A few days after Liam Mankins was born in September 2016, his father posted a photo on Facebook of his son wearing oversized sunglasses.
“Future’s so bright gotta wear sunglasses,” a friend commented.
“Yes, yes, it is,” Liam’s father replied. “He’s going to … make something of himself.”
Then, two years later, on Nov. 4, Liam was killed by a shot from an unsecured gun.
The toddler “got control of a loaded handgun” at the family’s Baker City home and “caused the handgun to discharge . . .