- Associated Press - Saturday, June 7, 2014

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) - Authorities won’t file charges against a Pennsylvania state trooper who shot and killed his pregnant wife at their suburban Philadelphia home.

A three-month investigation found that Joseph Miller’s gun went off as he tried to clean it at home in East Norriton.

The bullet struck his wife in the head. Both 34-year-old Joanna Miller and her 22-week-old fetus died.

The Montgomery County district attorney’s office concluded the March 7 shooting was negligent but accidental.

Authorities said in a news release Friday that all evidence indicated the Millers were “a close-knit, loving family excited about the pending arrival of a new baby.” They had four other children.


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