Police: Wife put gun to husband's head and killed him

Sonia Whitford, 47, is charged with manslaughter for the death of her husband.

October 24, 2012 12:03:20 PM PDT
A man is dead and his wife is charged after police say she put a shotgun she thought was unloaded to his head and pulled the trigger.

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.


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