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NH man accused of shooting wife while cleaning gun

February 24, 2012
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CONCORD, N.H.—A grand jury has indicted a New Hampshire man on charges of shooting his wife in the stomach and legs through the wall of their bedroom while cleaning his gun.

Forty-five-year-old Mark Hillson of Loudon is scheduled to be arraigned March 13 on charges of reckless conduct and simple assault.

The Concord Monitor reports (http://bit.ly/z78rdV) Hillson removed a 9 mm handgun from a safe and wiped it down on Nov. 13, 2011. The weapon discharged twice and the bullets hit Gina Hillson, who had a phone in her hands at the time and called 911.

Hillson, who has a military background, said he had never seen a gun discharge the way it had that night.

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Information from: Concord Monitor, http://www.cmonitor.com

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