Friday, October 7, 2011

Man shot and killed while watching tv, neighbor pleads guilt to unintentional shooting

30-year-old Joseph Wells was sitting in his second floor apartment in Dectur, Illinois watching television with his partner when a bullet flew through the window and shot him in the back of the head. Joseph was taken to the hospital were he died of his injuries. Police traced the trajectory of the bullet to the backyard of Quincy and Mattisha Houston.
Quincy admitted that he owned a .45-caliber handgun. He said that he and his wife had been drinking when Mattisha asked him to show her how to shoot the gun. The couple went into the backyard and with Quincy's help, Mattisha pointed the gun at a tree in the backyard. Quincy said his wife fired one shot at the tree but was surprised by how noisy the gun was so the couple went back inside and went to bed.
Quincy and Mattisha were both charged with involuntary manslaughter. Mattisha pleaded guilty and Quincy is due in court soon to enter his plea. Mattisha will be sentenced in November. She is facing two to five years in prison.
Ohh shoot.

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