The shooting happened at a home on Jackwood near Jason around 2:25am. Police say Sonia Whitford told them that she and her husband Troy Whitford had been drinking when Troy began playing with his shotgun.
Sonia said Troy told her the gun was not loaded and then handed it to her. At that time, she said she pointed the gun at her husband's head and pulled the trigger. Police say the gun was loaded and discharged, striking and killing Troy.
The couple's 16-year-old son was at home, but was not injured. He was referred to and transported to Harris County Children's Protective Services authorities.
Sonia Whitford, 47, is charged with manslaughter for the death of Troy Whitford, 43.