Richard Peters of Marysville, Washington has been arrested on suspicion of first-degree manslaughter after shooting his 6-year-old daughter Stormy while he was cleaning his guns — and drinking double shots of vodka.
Peters told Stormy to bring him the .45-caliber handgun and he says that he must have pulled the trigger when she handed it to him. Of course, this also means that Peters told a 6-year-old to retrieve a loaded handgun (that was accessible to her) with the safety off.
This is not a unique case in terms of shooting family members and colleagues, though this case is obviously much more egregious in the father’s outrageous conduct. Click here.