BURNEY — A felon is back in jail, this time on Felony Child Endangerment charges and a bail of $500,000.
Unfortunately, one of his children, a 2-year old boy nearly had his leg severed and his 4-year old sister also has serious injuries, after the family’s 5-year old picked a weapon up and pulled the trigger.
Both were flown to U.C. Davis in critical condition following a blast from a sawed off shotgun allegedly left in reach of the children.
Kevin Robert Venia, (pictured above) who lives in the residence behind Totally Fit Gym on Main Street had pleaded no contest to felony corporal injury to a spouse, mis-demeanor child abuse and resisting arrest in 2007.
As a former felon it was illegal for him to possess a firearm or ammunition. Additionally sawed- ff shotguns are illegal.