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South Carolina woman kills boyfriend with shotgun while ‘playing around’

By David Edwards
Tuesday, May 21, 2013 9:51 EDT
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Erika Michelle Sutelman charged with murder (Spartanburg Sheriff's Office)
 
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A 21-year-old South Carolina woman has been charged with murder after she admitted killing her 20-year-old boyfriend, but she insists the whole thing was an accident.

Spartanburg police said that Erika Michelle Sutelman shot David Allen Moholland in the chest with a 12-gauge shotgun at an apartment where they were staying as guests at around 5:45 p.m. on Monday.

“Sutelman told officers she had a brown and black Mossburg 12-gauge shotgun in her hands as she and Moholland were playing around in the apartment,” WYFF reported. “Sutelman said she thought the safety was in the on position, so she pulled the trigger and the gun fired a single shot at Moholland.”

Officers tried to revive Moholland, but he died at the scene.

Spartanburg County’s coroner has scheduled an autopsy for Tuesday.

[Photo: Spartanburg Sheriff's Office]

David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
 
 
 
 
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