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Accidental Shooting of Washington State Woman by Son - Naturally No Charges

Posted on the 26 May 2012 by Mikeb302000
The Olympian reports
A 49-year-old Olympia-area woman was critically injured Friday when a .380 semi-automatic handgun her son was handling accidentally discharged.
The bullet hit the woman in the head. The mother was sitting on a couch with her sleeping 7-year-old daughter.
Her son, 20, was interviewed at the scene and has not been arrested.
“There is no reason to believe there was any criminal intent,” [Thurston County sheriff’s Lt. Greg Elwin said. “He was appropriately distraught.”

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How's that for a pathetic response to unconscionable negligence?
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