Texas Woman Arrested In Husband’s Shooting Death

HOUSTON (October 24, 2012)--Houston police arrested Sonia Whitford, 47, early Wednesday in the shooting death of her husband who was killed with a gun she allegedly thought was not loaded.

Whitford is facing a manslaughter charge.

She told police that the couple had been drinking when her husband began playing with his shotgun.

She said her husband told her the gun wasn't loaded and handed her the weapon.

Sonia Whitford says she pointed the gun at her spouse's head and pulled the trigger.

The gun was loaded and discharged.

The couple's 16-year-old son was home during the shooting but wasn't hurt.

He was placed with Child Protective Services.

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