Fulton, MS-Missouri nurse facing murder charge after shooting her boyfriend while re-enacting a scene from a movie
Fulton, MS-A Missouri nurse is facing a murder charge after she told police she accidentally shot her boyfriend in the head during a whiskey-fueled re-enactment of a scene from a movie they were watching that involved a firearm.
Kalesha Peterson, 37, was arrested after she called 911 claiming she shot her boyfriend, David Dalton, 36, in the bedroom of their home in Fulton, Missouri.
Peterson told police that her and Dalton had been drinking whiskey and she also took prescription drugs before they began acting out a scene from a movie.
Peterson was charged with second-degree murder and unlawful use of a firearm, according to the Calaway County Prosecuting Attorney. She is being held on a no-bail warrant at the Calaway County jail, pending arraignment on Friday, according to court officials. She has not yet entered a plea.
Peterson called 911 at 10:22 p.m. on Thursday, telling a dispatcher that she had just shot Dalton and requested immediate medical attention.
When officers arrived at the home, they located Dalton in a bedroom suffering from a gunshot wound to the head. Officers began attempting life-saving measures before medics arrived, however he was pronounced dead at the scene.
Peterson admitted that she had been drinking and that she was intoxicated. Officers found a bottle of whiskey in the bedroom where they found Dalton.
During an interview at the Fulton Police Department, Peterson told detectives she shot Dalton with a .38 caliber Taurus revolver that Dalton had used weeks earlier and had not removed all of the bullets from the weapon.
"Peterson advised that at some point Dalton suggested the two play out a scene in the movie that involved a firearm.""Peterson stated that she had the gun in her hand when the gun discharged," according to the affidavit. "Peterson stated that she attempted to stop the bleeding from the gunshot to Dalton's head."
Police investigators discovered two spent shell casings in the revolver but said Dalton was shot once.
Peterson voluntarily provided police a breath sample that confirmed she had consumed alcohol, authorities said.
"It should also be noted that Peterson advised taking several medications," the probable cause affidavit reads. "While at the residence, officers did note prescription medications in bottles with Peterson's name. Some of those prescriptions included medications known to increase impairment when used with alcoholic beverages."