A U.S. Soldier from Texas has just been charged with killing another “in gunfire,” while attempting to cure his friend’s hiccups.

According to the police report, the soldiers from Fort Hood had been drinking and watching Sunday night football when the accident occurred. The accompanying affidavit stated that the defendant was pointing a gun at his friend in attempts to “scare the hiccups out of him.”

The 22-year-old defendant allegedly believed that the gun only had ” dummy rounds” in it when it was discharged.

He was charged with manslaughter and had a bond set at $1 million.

There is no greater loss than losing a loved one, but it is especially hard when you don’t have any warning. Someone else’s negligence can change your life forever in a fatal accident. Accidents can happen, and in the event that it does, please contact the law offices of Reeves, Aiken, and Hightower and let us evaluate your claim.

We are experienced wrongful death attorneys and are here to help get you through this nightmare and find those answers. Call us today and speak directly with one of our lawyers at 704-499-9000 or 877-374-5999 toll-free.