A 27-year-old Fort Hood soldier on Thursday pleaded guilty to accidentally killing his friend while trying to cure a case of the hiccups.
Spc. Patrick Edward Myers’ rank was reduced to private and he was sentenced to three and a half years in military prison, according to NBC News.
Friends were drinking and watching a football game at an apartment in Killeen in September when Myers tried to cure the hiccups of 22-year-old Pfc. Isaac Lawrence Young by pointing a gun to his head and pulling the trigger to scare him.
Meyers said that he believed the gun had been loaded with dummy rounds.
Watch this video from AOL, broadcast Sept. 26, 2012.
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