Milford Man Charged in Son’s Shooting Death

The Bucks County District Attorney’s Office has charged 26 year old Nicholas Wyllie with involuntary manslaughter and other offenses in connection with the death of his two year old son, Benjamin Austin Smith, after he found his dad’s 45 caliber handgun and accidentally shot himself on September 12th at the home of his grandparents in Milford.

Smith died a short time later at Saint Luke’s Hospital on the day of the incident. According to Police, the boy was heading to his room on September 12th to watch the movie “Winnie The Pooh” but instead went to his father’s room and found the loaded gun. Wyllie was released on 50,000 unsecured bail Wednesday. A formal arraignment date of October 28th has been scheduled.