- Associated Press - Sunday, November 2, 2014

PITTSBURGH (AP) - The attorney representing a Missouri woman charged in the early morning death of her cousin in western Pennsylvania calls it the result of an accidental shooting.

Twenty-eight-year-old Stephanie Munizza of Maryland Heights is charged with criminal homicide in Allegheny County in the 4 a.m. Saturday shooting death of 27-year-old Joshua Poremski in Upper St. Clair.

Investigators said in a criminal complaint that the two had been talking about Munizza possibly getting a concealed carry permit, and Poremski offered his gun to her.

Witnesses told police that she gripped the gun with two hands and pointed it at him, and he asked her whether she would be able to shoot someone, and the gun discharged.

Defense attorney David Shrager called the death “a terrible, terrible tragedy” but said it was accidental.


Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide