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Bail set for dad facing charges in son's death

Posted at 1:33 PM, Feb 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-23 11:00:04-05

A man facing charges after his 12-year-old son's apparent suicide had bail set during his initial court appearance Monday.

Olin Manuel is charged with child abuse with substantial bodily harm resulting in death and possession of a firearm by a prohibited person. He was arrested last week after Sincere Manuel's death on Feb. 13.

His bail was set for $25,000. Olin Manuel is scheduled to be back in court on March 7 for his preliminary hearing.

While Sincere Manuel's family called it an accidental shooting, the Clark County coroner ruled his death a suicide. Sincere had a gunshot wound to the head.

According to Olin Manuel's arrest report, another child in the household came downstairs after a wall broke upstairs and that "something was wrong." Olin told police he found his son gasping for breath. Sincere was later pronounced dead at the hospital.

Both Olin and his girlfriend denied there being a handgun in the home, according to the arrest report. Since Olin is a registered felon and on probation, he was prohibited from having a firearm.

Olin is a registered felon for attempted grand larceny in Nevada and possession with intent to sell cocaine in Arizona. He is currently on probation for his grand larceny arrest.

During a search of the home, no gun safes or gun locking devices were found. Olin and his girlfriend also denied that Sincere was depressed, according to the arrest report.

But Olin and his girlfriend told police that Sincere had been cited for having marijuana in his possession in January. They also alleged that Sincere might have got the gun from when he was visiting his mother in Arizona.

Eventually, police were able to track down the owner of the gun who told police he sold it to Olin in 2015.