Soldier Kills Pal Trying to Cure Hiccups: Cops

He pointed a gun at his face to scare him
By Liam Carnahan,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 26, 2012 9:13 AM CDT
A soldier shot his friend in the face while trying to cure him of hiccups.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – A soldier is being held in a Texas jail on manslaughter charges after a misguided attempt to cure a fellow soldier of hiccups resulted in his death, reports CBS News. Seems Spc. Patrick Edward Myers and friends were watching football—and unsurprisingly, drinking—on Sunday when the victim developed a case of hiccups. In an attempt to scare him out of them, Myers pointed a gun, which he says he thought was loaded with dummy rounds, at the man's face. The gun was, in fact, loaded, and discharged, killing the man. Bail for Myers is set at $1 million.

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