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South Dakota Man Shoots 4-Months-Pregnant Wife While Cleaning His Gun

There are new updates as of Thursday night on the case of Sheldon Pettibone, the man who killed his wife. He claimed that he accidentally shot his pregnant wife, thereby destroying their unborn child. Sheldon Pettibone was initially charged with manslaughter, but those charges were dropped on Thursday night.

Sheldon Pettibone has already pleaded guilty to child abuse. In exchange for pleading guilty for it, the second-degree manslaughter charge was dropped. Pettibone was sitting on the couch, back in October. He was cleaning his handgun while watching television on the couch. He has reportedly told the investigating officials that he did not know that it had a magazine. Pettibone said that he covered his ears, went to prone position when the gun fired. Stay tuned to find out more details on the ongoing investigation and the developments in the case.

Four Months Pregnant Wife

His wife who got up and walked out of the room was four months pregnant at the time. She had been shot in the upper thigh was what she told him when she returned. Pettibone applied a tourniquet to his wife’s leg according to what has been stated in the court papers.

She was bleeding from the stomach too is what she noticed at that moment. After that, the perpetrator even drove her to the hospital. The baby was delivered via C-section after the surgery performed by the doctors. However, the baby was unable to survive the injuries. The sentencing of Sheldon Pettibone has not been seen yet.

Not guilty by reason of insanity

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The South Dakota man negligently shot his pregnant wife while he was cleaning his gun. The baby was delivered by cesarean section after Melanie was rushed to the hospital. However, this baby was unable to survive the trauma. 22-year-old Sheldon Pettibone was charged with child abuse and second-degree manslaughter. The perpetrator admitted, according to the police, being distracted by a football game on TV, then.  We can only hope that justice will be served. Appropriate action needs to be taken without any further delay by the concerned authorities. Was pleading guilty against child abuse enough?

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