Idaho Woman Gets Ten Years for Killing Woman
CALDWELL, Idaho (AP) — A Caldwell woman who pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter in her husband's shooting death has been sentenced to three to 10 years in prison. Third District Judge Juneal Kerrick retained jurisdiction Wednesday, meaning 42-year-old Paige Ireland could be placed on probation if she successfully completes a prison counseling program.
Ireland said she and her husband Samuel were arguing on Feb. 10 and she decided to leave the house. She said she grabbed her rifle because she wanted him to leave her alone. She said she did not believe the gun was loaded, and when he yelled at her to shoot him she pointed the gun at him and squeezed the trigger, hoping to scare him with the "trigger click sound." Samuel Ireland died several days later in a Utah hospital.