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Police: Woman said she shot boyfriend in movie re-enactment

March 12, 2019
In this March 7, 2019 booking photo, Kalesha Marie Peterson of Fulton, Missouri, is charged with second-degree murder and unlawful use of a weapon in connection with the death of her boyfriend, David Dalton. Authorities say the two were acting out a scene from a movie when she accidentally shot Dalton in the head. (AP Photo/Fulton Police Department)

FULTON, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri woman charged with murder in the fatal shooting of her boyfriend told police they were acting out a movie scene when the gun went off.

Kalesha Marie Peterson of Fulton is charged with second-degree murder and unlawful use of a weapon in the death of David Dalton.

Peterson called 911 Thursday night and officers found Dalton in a bedroom with a gunshot wound to the head.

Police say Peterson told investigators that the two were watching a movie and drinking when Dalton suggested they play out a movie scene involving a firearm. Police did not identify the movie.

Police say that in addition to drinking, Peterson was taking several prescription medications.

Peterson is jailed and does not yet have a listed attorney.