A Florida teen was charged with manslaughter after pressing a gun she believed was unloaded against her boyfriend’s head and pulling the trigger.
Lety Hernandez had pulled the magazine from the handgun and used the weapon to intimidate her boyfriend, Fredi Hernandez, during an argument Dec. 30 over a Xanax pill he had taken.
A friend who was at the West Palm Beach home said 19-year-old Fredi Hernandez was laughing when his girlfriend questioned him at gunpoint.
The witness said Lety Hernandez seemed surprised when the gun fired because she screamed and immediately dropped the weapon.
Investigators said the 17-year-old tried to cover up her role in the shooting by placing the gun in her dying boyfriend’s hand and telling police she did not know what happened.
The witness later admitted to police that he helped stage the crime scene as a possible suicide because he did not want Lety Hernandez to go to jail because she was pregnant with the victim’s child.
Lety Hernandez later confessed to the shooting, prosecutors said.
Prosecutors charged Lety Hernandez with manslaughter, and she remains held on $25,000 bond.
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