Retrial for Marysville man who killed daughter

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Associated Press

Posted on March 5, 2013 at 3:03 PM

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — The retrial began Tuesday in Everett for a Marysville man who shot his daughter to death in 2008.

Richard Peters was convicted of manslaughter in 2009 and won a new trial in 2011 when an appeals court said the trial judge made a mistake on jury instructions.

The Daily Herald reports (http://bit.ly/WsRieZ ) Peters told investigators the gun fired accidentally as he was removing the ammunition.

Prosecutors say he was drunk when the gun fired. The bullet hit 6-year-old Stormy between the eyes.

Jurors will be asked to decide if Peters was reckless and deliberately ignored the risks.

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Information from: The Daily Herald, http://www.heraldnet.com

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