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Woman Charged With Accidental Shooting in Upper St. Clair

A Missouri woman was charged with criminal homicide after the accidental shooting of her cousin in his Upper St. Clair home. Attorney David Shrager represented the woman after this devastating accident. Read below and watch videos of Attorney David Shrager discussing the case with several local news media.

CASE UPDATE – 12/19/14
The Missouri woman and client of David J. Shrager avoided prison and pled guilty to the accidental killing of her cousin at his Upper St. Clair home. She was sentenced to five years’ probation. Third-degree murder charges were dropped.

Woman gets deal in cousin’s fatal shooting in Upper St. Clair, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

CASE UPDATE 11/13/14
A judge ruled today that the accused will be released from jail on unsecured bond and placed on house arrest and electronic monitoring. She is freed to live with the victim’s parents.

“We removed all of the charges that involve anything other than reckless behavior,” said defense attorney David Shrager. “Anything that said she did this intentionally was removed from the table.”  ~David Shrager, Pittsburgh KDKA News, 11/13/14

“She’s inconsolable and wracked by grief and guilt,” her attorney David J. Shrager said. ~Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 11/13/14

CASE UPDATE 11/15/14
The accused was released from jail on Friday and returned to her family’s home in Pittsburgh, the home of the victims’ parents.


 NEWS & VIDEO ABOUT THE UPPER ST. CLAIR SHOOTING CASE

Pittsburgh CBS News: Woman Pleads Guilty To Involuntary Manslaughter In Cousin’s Shooting

Pittsburgh Tribune Review: Woman who shot cousin in Upper St. Clair gets probation

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Missouri woman pleads guilty to killing cousin in Upper St. Clair, sentenced to probation

WTAE News: Woman gets deal in cousin’s fatal shooting in Upper St. Clair

Watch Video on Channel 4 News here

St. Louis Post Dispatch: Maryland Heights woman gets probation in accidental shooting of cousin

Pittsburgh WPXI Channel 11 News: Woman accused in cousin’s fatal shooting released from jail

Pittsburgh KDKA News Channel 2: Woman Charged In Cousin’s Shooting Released From Jail

Pittsburgh KDKA News Channel 2: Judge Approves Electronic Monitoring For Suspect In Upper St. Clair Shooting

WPXI Channel 11 News: Woman accused of fatally shooting cousin freed to live with victim’s parents

Pittsburgh Trib Live: Missouri woman accused of fatally shooting cousin placed on electronic monitoring

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Woman charged with shooting cousin in Upper St. Clair placed on house arrest

CBS Pittsburgh KDKA News: Woman Charged In Cousin’s Shooting Death In Upper St. Clair

Pittsburgh WTAE Channel 4 News: Woman charged in cousin’s fatal shooting in Upper St. Clair

Pittsburgh Tribune Review: Woman charged in fatal shooting in Upper St. Clair

CBS Pittsburgh KDKA News: Attorney, Family Insist Fatal Upper St. Clair Shooting Was Accidental

PITTSBURGH (KDKA/AP) – The attorney representing a Missouri woman charged in the early morning death of her cousin in western Pennsylvania calls it the result of an accidental shooting.

Twenty-eight-year-old Stephanie Munizza of Maryland Heights is charged with criminal homicide in Allegheny County in the 4 a.m. Saturday shooting death of 27-year-old Joshua Poremski in Upper St. Clair.

Investigators said in a criminal complaint that the two had been talking about Munizza possibly getting a concealed carry permit, and Poremski offered his gun to her.

Witnesses told police that she gripped the gun with two hands and pointed it at him, and he asked her whether she would be able to shoot someone, and the gun discharged.

Defense attorney David Shrager called the death “a terrible, terrible tragedy” but said it was accidental.

“Even the parents of the descendant are insisting that this was an accident and don’t want her in jail,” said Shrager.

Police say the shooting happened after both cousins were heavily drinking.

“The whole family is devastated because their son is dead and the beloved niece… that’s their niece, and they want her out,” Shrager said.

She is currently in the Allegheny County Jail.

Fox 2 Now St. Louis: Maryland Heights woman charged in cousin’s shooting death

PITTSBURGH (AP) _ The attorney representing a Missouri woman charged in the early morning death of her cousin in western Pennsylvania calls it the result of an accidental shooting.

Twenty-eight-year-old Stephanie Munizza of Maryland Heights is charged with criminal homicide in Allegheny County in the 4 a.m. Saturday shooting death of 27-year-old Joshua Poremski in Upper St. Clair.

Investigators said in a criminal complaint that the two had been talking about Munizza possibly getting a concealed carry permit, and Poremski offered his gun to her.

Witnesses told police that she gripped the gun with two hands and pointed it at him, and he asked her whether she would be able to shoot someone, and the gun discharged.

Defense attorney David Shrager called the death “a terrible, terrible tragedy” but said it was accidental.