Being accused of a crime can be a scary and stressful situation. Anyone facing criminal charges may find it beneficial to consult an experienced Minnesota defense attorney. One young woman has recently been sentenced after her role in the shooting death of her boyfriend.
Reports indicate that the woman and her boyfriend were attempting a stunt for YouTube at the time of his death. The woman said that her boyfriend wanted to make a video of her shooting a bullet into a book while he held it. With two cameras rolling, the man held a book to his stomach and the woman fired a pistol at him from about a foot away.
The man died from a gunshot wound to the chest. The woman was charged with second-degree manslaughter, which could have resulted in 10 years in prison. She has since pleaded guilty to the fatal shooting. With the aid of her attorney, she entered into a plea deal that will result in her serving six months in jail and then probation for 10 years.
Anyone facing similar criminal charges would likely benefit from seeking the services of an experienced Minnesota criminal defense attorney. An attorney could work toward protecting a person’s legal rights and aid in building a strong defense to present before the court. Additionally, an attorney could assess the situation to determine the best course of action in an attempt to obtain the best possible outcome by either clearing someone’s name or reducing any potential consequences a person may encounter.
Source: nydailynews.com, “Woman who killed boyfriend in YouTube stunt to serve 180 days“, David Boroff, Dec. 19, 2017