FORT SMITH, Ark. (KTHV) -- A 19-year-old was charged with first degree murder Thursday in Fort Smith.
KFSM reported that the teen, Dustin Trowbridge, said it was an accident and that he was on meth.
"It went off. I didn't pull the trigger," Trowbridge said. "It started off pointed at me at first, and it wasn't even loaded, and I didn't even know it was loaded, then I pointed it at her, and we had hurt feelings and harsh words, and when she slapped it, it went off, and I dropped it, and I got down there and put her in my arms, and she bled out all over me."
Trowbridge said he had been high on methamphetamine for the last several days and that he was on the drug when he shot his aunt.
Police found the gun discarded in a trash can outside the residence.
Trowbridge is charged with first degree murder as well as felony theft of property.
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