OREGON CITY, Ore. (AP) - A young woman who fired a gun during an argument with her boyfriend - inadvertently killing her elderly neighbor - has been sentenced to six years and three months in prison.
Noelle St. John told investigators she grabbed her boyfriend’s .380 caliber handgun at a suburban Portland apartment last June. She pointed it at her head, then opened the front door and fired a round.
The bullet traveled across a parking lot, went through a front window and hit 80-year-old Donna McQueen in the chest.
Clackamas County deputies responded to the apartment complex after the shot was fired, but did not find a victim. McQueen’s daughter discovered the body the next day.
The Oregonian/OregonLive reports (https://is.gd/yRYKrS ) the 22-year-old St. John pleaded guilty last week to second-degree manslaughter.
McQueen’s family agreed with the plea deal and St. John expressed remorse at sentencing.
Information from: The Oregonian/OregonLive, https://www.oregonlive.com
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