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Mother gunned down by son, 2
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That Idaho mother shot to death by her 2-year-old son in a Walmart store? Judging by Veronica Jean Rutledge's biography, you can be just about certain that she'd driven to the store wearing a seat belt, with her little boy buckled carefully into his car seat.By all accounts, Rutledge, age 29, was that kind of mother: loving, diligent and careful. A high school valedictorian, Rutledge graduated from the University of Idaho with a degree in chemistry.