Man sentenced to 8 years for woman’s shooting death
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.
Information from: Daily Star-Journal, http://www.dailystarjournal.com,