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Cops: Woman Shot Boyfriend While Acting Out Movie Scene

Police haven't named the movie
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Mar 13, 2019 3:49 AM CDT
Kalesha Marie Peterson of Fulton, Missouri, is charged with second-degree murder and unlawful use of a weapon.   (AP Photo/Fulton Police Department)

(Newser) – A Missouri woman is accused of accidentally killing her boyfriend as they acted out a movie scene involving a gun, only to have the gun go off. Kalesha Marie Peterson of Fulton is charged with second-degree murder and unlawful use of a weapon in the death of David Dalton, the AP reports. Peterson called 911 Thursday night and officers found Dalton in a bedroom with a gunshot wound to the head.

Police say Peterson told investigators that the two were watching a movie and drinking when Dalton suggested they play out a movie scene involving a firearm. They "retrieved a handgun kept in the bedroom to act out the scene," a probable cause statement says, per People. "Peterson stated that she had the gun in her hand when the gun discharged.” Police say that in addition to drinking, Peterson was taking several prescription medications. Police did not identify the movie.

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