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Man sentenced to 8 years for woman’s shooting death

January 29, 2019

WARRENSBURG, Mo. (AP) — A 39-year-old Warrensburg man was sentenced to eight years in prison for the shooting death of a woman that he said occurred accidentally while they were having sex.

Russell Shuey, pleaded guilty Monday to first-degree involuntary manslaughter in the July 2018 death of 27-year-old Sabrina Shelton.

The Warrensburg Daily Star-Journal reports Shuey told detectives he and Shelton had smoked marijuana and methamphetamine before deciding to have sex. Court records indicate Shuey said a pistol fell out of holster, landed on top of Shelton and discharged, striking Shelton in the chest.

The involuntary manslaughter charge alleged Shuey handled a loaded 9 mm pistol in a negligent manner, causing Shelton’s death.

Shuey also was given a two-year consecutive sentence for resisting arrest in a second case.

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Information from: Daily Star-Journal, http://www.dailystarjournal.com,

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