Soldier Pleads Guilty to Shooting Friend to Get Rid of Hiccups

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Kathryn DeHoyos currently resides on the outskirts of Austin, TX. She is the News Editor for the Good Feed Blog and absolutely loves what she does. She is the happy mommy to a wild 2 year old girl-child, and is blissfully happy being un-married to her life partner DJ.

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  1. wellokaythen says:

    So? None of the articles said whether the cure worked or not. No more hiccups….

  2. Dan Flowers says:

    I don’t buy it. First, theatrical blanks are not commonly available and do not resemble live ammunition. Any reasonable person who was going to play a prank would either have to load the gun with blanks or would at the least look at the ammunition loaded in the weapon and recognize the difference. Nobody would simply pick up a firearm they had not loaded themselves and assume it was loaded with blank ammunition. IMO this was a very disingenuous story meant to cover a willful homicide or a more egregiously negligent action that resulted in an accidental homicide.

    • Kathryn DeHoyos says:

      Honestly, and this is just my own opinion, but honestly I agree with you! I don’t know a whole lot about ammunition, but from what I DO understand there is a noticeable difference between “live rounds” and “dummy rounds” and they do it that way on purpose so that things like this DON’T happen. And these weren’t random guys either, they are soldiers, who have been trained to use weapons and should know the difference…

      Also, I know that when my sister and her husband got their concealed weapons permits one of the “rules” their instructor drilled into their heads was “do not EVER point a gun at someone unless you are fully prepared to follow through and take a life,” and I have heard several of my cop friends say this very thing as well…So if the cops learn this, and if they teach civilians this you would think they would teach soldiers, who handle weapons every day, what is safe and what isn’t…right?

      Perhaps our soldiers have become so desensitized to the danger firearms pose they have become overconfident and careless? I’m not saying people should fear guns, but they absolutely should RESPECT them…

      Sorry about the mini-rant…

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