Friday, December 30, 2005

Guns And Alcohol - A Lethal Mix

Guns and alcohol do not go together. An army soldier, on leave in New York to get his wife and take her back to Texas, found this out the hard way.

Apparently, Pvt. Danny Carpio, of Queens, was drinking. He chose to shoot a gun into the air several times on a public street, in a crowded neighborhood. One of the shots fired hit a young mother who was standing in her apartment window.

"As a soldier trained in the safety and handling of weapons both on and off the battlefield, the defendant should have known better than to aimlessly fire a gun in a crowded residential area," District Attorney Brown said in a written statement.

As a result, there is a husband without his wife, and two small children without their Mother. And, Pvt. Carpio faces one charge of second-degree manslaughter and criminal possession of a weapon. Each of these charges carries a maximum 15 year sentence.

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