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Owens charged in boyfriend's death

LAWTON, Okla._A Lawton woman has been charged with manslaughter after investigators say she accidentally shot and killed her boyfriend last week.

A judge charged Shainice Owens for shooting and killing her boyfriend, Joseph Higgins, while in the couple's home. According to court documents, Owens told investigators they both grabbed guns following an argument, and that she accidentally shot her boyfriend in the neck as she waved a pistol.

Higgins later died at the hospital.

At the time of her arrest, police say Owens was also in possession of a stolen gun. She has been charged with first-degree manslaughter and knowingly receiving and concealing stolen property.

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