Pregnant Woman Shot Dead by Friend Showing Off Gun
5-month-old fetus could also not be saved
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Jul 27, 2014 4:40 PM CDT
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(Newser) – Last night, Katherine Hoover and her husband went to visit friends in Brooksville, Florida, but the evening took a tragic turn around 6:45pm, when, police say, William DeHayes decided to show the Hoovers his guns. The .22 caliber revolver he was showing them allegedly accidentally fired, hitting 25-year-old Katherine in the head. The newlywed, who married in December and was five months pregnant, died today, the Tampa Bay Times reports, and her unborn child could not be saved either. She leaves behind a 6-year-old son.

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Drewzy
Jul 28, 2014 11:50 AM CDT
Up until yesterday afternoon, that guy was just another "good guy with a gun."
madmatte
Jul 28, 2014 11:10 AM CDT
im not sad for a second.....americans shouldn't be allowed to do many things ...anybody owning a gun should be one of them ....
jeff830
Jul 28, 2014 9:54 AM CDT
Flori-DUH.......what nothing on Duck Dynasty? What the hell ,show and tell........there was nothing else for a pregnant woman to do but look at a loaded gun.?