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Man pleads guilty in accidental shooting death of cousin

A Wichita man has been convicted of killing his cousin in an accidental shooting while passing around guns and drinking alcohol.

Martin David Ruiz Jr. is scheduled to be sentenced on February 11th for involuntary manslaughter in the June 2018 shooting death of 24-year-old Anthony Martinez.

The Wichita Eagle reports that he entered a guilty plea in the case on Monday.

Witnesses told police that Ruiz pulled a handgun out of a bag of guns before giving it to Martinez.  The witnesses said Ruiz then grabbed a second weapon and removed the magazine, but the gun went off when Ruiz pulled back the slide.

 

 

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