Manslaughter charge in Skagit campsite shootingJanuary 17, 2013 @ 8:42 am
MOUNT VERNON, Wash. (AP) - A man who says he accidentally shot his girlfriend while they were camping in a tent near Marblemount was charged Wednesday in Mount Vernon with manslaughter.
Thirty-one-year-old Clayton Riggles told investigators he was putting his .45-caliber revolver under his pillow to go to sleep Saturday when it went off and hit 28-year-old Brittany Zika in the head.
The Rockport woman worked as a veterinary assistant at Skagit Animal Clinic in Burlington.
Information from: Skagit Valley Herald, http://www.skagitvalleyherald.com
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