A Pennsylvania State Trooper who cleaned his gun that went off accidentally shot his pregnant wife will not face any manslaughter charges.
The March 7th finding by the Montgomery County district attorney’s office concludes Joseph Miller, who did not check to see if there was a live bullet in the chamber of his service weapon that killed his pregnant wife JoAnna Miller, 34 of East Norristown, Pa. was “negligent but accidental” discharge.
The bullet not aimed at Miller, after the accidental discharge, struck the soon-to-be mother, 22-weeks along, in the head.
Miller will face no charges for manslaughter. She is survived by four children.
Prosecutors determined that the family of four children and two parents with a loving background, evaluated there was no foul play considering she was pregnant with a fifth child.
Ms. Miller is survived by her four children and husband involved in the tragic fatality.
Pa. State Trooper cleared in fatal shooting of pregnant wife
by Associated Press – via WPVI-TV6 ABC