AL man accidentally kills girlfriend while playing with gun on trampoline with infant

An Alabama man has been charged with manslaughter in the shooting death of his girlfriend earlier this month.


Raphiel Quinnie, of Mobile, was playing on a trampoline July 14 with Selena Edwards and the couple’s infant daughter when the gun accidentally fired, the man’s mother told The Press-Register.

"I believe this really was a misunderstanding and a bad accident," said Jackie Quinnie. "I know they were playing over the gun … and he did not know the bullet was still in the chamber."

The 19-year-old Edwards was found dead from a single gunshot wound, police said, and Quinnie’s mother described her death as a “freak accident.”

"He wouldn't hurt her like that; they were in love," Jackie Quinnie said. "It's killing him."

Police said the gun involved in the shooting was stolen, and Raphiel Quinnie has also been charged with second-degree receiving stolen property.

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