User Login    
 + Register
News : Sheriff: Missouri Woman Accidentally Shot Husband
Posted by Randy on 2014/3/26 4:47:46 (796 reads) News by the same author

HILLSBORO, Mo. (AP) - Jefferson County authorities say a woman accidentally shot and killed her husband because she didn't realize a gun was loaded.
Click to see original Image in a new window

David Utz, 43, and his wife had friends over Saturday evening and the group was looking at guns, said Capt. Ron Arnhart.

The woman, 29, left the room, and while she was gone, Utz picked up a gun and loaded it before setting it down again.

His wife returned to the room and picked up the gun, not realizing it was loaded, and somehow fired a single shot into her husband’s chest, Arnhart said.

“It does appear to be a horrible accident,” Arnhart said.

Authorities did not release the wife’s name.

Investigators are compiling a report that will be presented to the Jefferson County prosecutor’s office to determine whether charges will be filed.

A pair of deaths in separate incidents over the summer in the county resulted in charges of involuntary manslaughter against two people who said they never intended to shoot their victims.

Makenzie Halinski, 20, allegedly shot Cole Campbell, 20, in the head with a gun she believed wasn’t loaded on June 24 after drinking and smoking marijuana at his home in Festus, officials said.

She said Campbell had told her to point the gun toward him and said, “Shoot me,” court documents say. Halinski said she had done it because she had thought the gun would not fire.

About a month later, Keith Wildharber, 21, partially removed the magazine and ejected ammunition from the chamber of a pistol, then reinserted the magazine and pointed the gun at his roommate Matthew Knight.

Wildharber asked if Knight trusted him, then fired a fatal shot into Knight’s torso at their apartment in Arnold, according to court documents.

Halinski and Wildharber are both awaiting trial.

Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend Create a PDF from the article


Other articles
2014/7/30 8:51:06 - Today Is The Deadline For Absentee Ballot Requests
2014/7/30 8:49:03 - Trenton Residents To Receive Higher Electric Bills
2014/7/30 8:41:52 - Trenton Resident Charged With Possession Of Meth
2014/7/30 8:39:49 - Chillicothe Police Department Announces The Hiring Of New Officer
2014/7/30 8:36:56 - Smoke Testing To Resume In Trenton Today
2014/7/30 5:55:53 - Shelby Lowrey Of Laredo Crowned NCM Fair Queen
2014/7/30 4:48:50 - Work Crews Recover Nearly 700 Pound Drug Stash In Ravine Near St. Joseph
2014/7/30 4:21:30 - Computer Issues Prompt Different Phone Number For Veteran Rides In Trenton
2014/7/30 4:17:01 - North Central Missouri Fair Parade Winners
2014/7/30 4:10:49 - Mom Says Son Got Concussion On Worlds Of Fun Rollercoaster
2014/7/30 4:06:34 - Mom Arrested For Letting 7-Year-Old Son Walk To Park Alone
2014/7/30 4:00:00 - 2 Women Narrowly Escape Death On Indiana Railroad Bridge
2014/7/30 3:59:09 - Searchers Find Bodies Of Arkansas Man, Infant Son
2014/7/30 3:50:00 - Ticket Me Elmo? New York City Mulls Law For Impersonators
2014/7/29 10:34:19 - 21 Arrested In Southeast Missouri Drug Roundup
2014/7/29 9:13:53 - Trenton City Council Passes Alcohol Ordinance, Reduces Highway 65 Speed Limit
2014/7/29 7:36:39 - Chillicothe Arts Council Season Tickets On Sale
2014/7/29 7:30:24 - Eleven Vie For Title Of Calamity Jane Queen At Princeton
2014/7/29 7:26:18 - Princeton School Instructor Nominated For NCMC Board
2014/7/29 7:22:54 - Assistance For Veterans Set For August
2014/7/29 6:43:46 - "Sliced Bread Saturday" Planned For Downtown Chillicothe
2014/7/29 4:33:43 - Mike Lair, Dennis McDonald, Candidates For 7th District On Open Line
2014/7/29 4:20:53 - Presbyterian Church In Fulton Named In Abuse Lawsuit
2014/7/29 4:20:00 - 2 Killed, 3 Injured After Woman Drives On Wrong Side Of I-49
2014/7/29 4:14:39 - Slain Family Of 5 Was Murder-Suicide, Police Say
2014/7/29 4:12:12 - Man's Obituary: "Please Don't Email Me, I'm Dead"
2014/7/29 4:08:31 - Police: Missing Franklin County Woman Left To Start New Life Elsewhere
2014/7/29 4:02:59 - Man Charged In Missouri Teens 9-Month Disappearance
2014/7/28 10:20:00 - Trenton City Council Preview Of Tonight's Meeting; Beer Sales Continue To Be Controversial At Fair
2014/7/28 10:18:57 - Trenton Man Injured In Accident Near Jamesport



Bookmark this article at these sites

                   

Listen to KTTN-FM