Saturday, July 5, 2008

Augusta Holiday Celebration Turns Deadly

Augusta, GA
A Richmond County woman has been charged with one count of Involuntary Manslaughter and one count of Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Crime following what police term an "accidental shooting" during a July 4th holiday celebration in Augusta.

23 year old Katato Casandra Utley was arrested when police responded to a call at 1727 Hicks Street and found that 42 year old Karen Franklin, who was visiting her boyfriends family, had been shot in the chest after Utley, the boyfriend's sister, had picked up a .25 caliber pistol and fired into the air in celebration of the 4th of July.

Police reports indicate the Utley fired the gun until it was empty and then reloaded the gun, firing a shot that struck Franklin in the chest. Franklin was rushed to a local hospital where she later died. The incident is still under investigation and Utley is being held in the Richmond County Jail.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

she should be charged with 1st degree muder!!she murdered a wounder friend of mine someone who was?is like my sister..i have known karen all my life!!!charge this women with murder in the 1st degree!!!thats what she deserves!!!and nothing less!!!