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W.Va. woman pleads guilty to involuntary manslaughter in grandson's accidental shooting death
Reported by: Associated Press
Friday, November 1, 2013 8:59 AM EST
A West Virginia woman who killed her 11-year-old grandson while shooting in the dark at people she thought were outside her home has pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter.
She told Judge John Lewis Marks that she had no idea one bullet from her .40-caliber handgun had traveled 200 yards, gone through the wall of her 11-year-old grandson's bedroom and slammed into his chest.
William Andrew Owens had just finished the fifth grade at Salem Elementary School when the shooting happened June 30.
Marks has scheduled sentencing for Dec. 12.
Information from: The Exponent Telegram, http://www.cpubco.com