Not sure if it really makes a difference but I understand the 2 boys were his from a previous relationship and she had one child with him a short while before this incident. On a different note, an inside warning shot? There are only some extenuating circumstances where I see a warning shot to be applicable. Inside is not one of them. She also had turned down a plea bargain which would have given her 3 yrs instead of 20. I also believe both parties to have domestic cases against each in which case, was the firearm legal? I know here in CT, a domestic violence on your record prevents you from owning a firearm legally.
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