Man pleads guilty in accidental shooting death of cousin
December 13, 2019
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — 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 Feb. 11 for involuntary manslaughter in the June 2018 shooting death of 24-year-old Anthony Martinez. He entered a guilty plea in the case Monday, The Wichita Eagle reports.
Police wrote in the affidavit that witnesses said several people were drinking beer in the backyard of a home when Ruiz pulled a handgun out of a bag of guns. He took out the gun's magazine and racked back the slide on...