Houston police say Sonia Whitford, arrested today in the early morning shooting of her husband at 6521 Jackwood, has been charged with manslaughter in his death.
Police arrested the 48-year-old woman in the shooting that occurred around 2:25 a.m. October 24. Her husband, Troy Whitford, was 43 years old.
HPD Homicide Division Sergeant C. Elliott and Senior Police Officer M. Condon reported:
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Sonia Whitford stated she and her husband had been drinking when her husband, Troy, began playing with his shotgun. She said Mr. Whitford told her the gun was not loaded and then handed it to her. At that time, she said she pointed the gun at her husband's head and pulled the trigger. The gun was loaded and discharged, striking and killing Troy Whitford. The couple's 16-year-old son was at home, but was not injured. He was referred to and transported to Harris County Children's Protective Services authorities.