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Two Jailed in Stray Bullet Death

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DECATUR, Ill. (AP) __ Two Decatur residents are jailed after the
death of a man who was shot in his apartment by what police say was
a stray bullet.
Police told the (Decatur) Herald Review that the 27-year-old
man and his 22-year-old wife face preliminary charges of
involuntary manslaughter and other counts. They haven’t entered
pleas.
The man told police they were drinking early Saturday when she
asked him to show her how to fire his .45-caliber handgun. Police
say they found a bullet-scarred tree in their back yard and spent
shell casings on the ground.
The couple’s home is near the apartment where Joseph Wells was
shot. Wells was watching TV when a bullet came through a window and
hit him in the head.

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