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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