Manslaughter charges filed against man who shot his girlfriend

Manslaughter charges filed against man who shot his girlfriend

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by KING 5 News

KING5.com

Posted on January 17, 2013 at 7:09 PM

Updated Thursday, Jan 17 at 7:12 PM

Manslaughter charges were filed on Wednesday against a man who says he accidentally shot his girlfriend while camping near Marblemount.

Thirty-one-year-old Clayton Riggles told police he was putting his .45-caliber revolver under his pillow before he went to sleep on Saturday when it went off and hit 28-year-old Brittany Zika in the head while the couple were in a tent.

Zika reportedly worked as a veterinary assistant at Skagit Animal Clinic in Burlington.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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