Overcast
40°FOvercastFull Forecast

Woman accused in accidental death

Published: Tuesday, May 20, 2014 1:15 a.m. CDT

COLLINSVILLE (AP) – A southwestern Illinois woman is jailed in lieu of $100,000 bond after being accused of involuntary manslaughter in connection with a friend’s shooting death.

The Alton Telegraph reports a Madison County grand jury indicted 26-year-old Katelyn Stapleton of Collinsville.

The indictment accuses Stapleton of recklessly causing 23-year-old Andrew Birch’s death on Feb. 23 with a handgun during what investigators say was an accidental shooting at a Collinsville home.

Online court records don’t show whether Stapleton has an attorney. Calls by The Associated Press to a home telephone listing for her went unanswered Monday.

Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

National video



Reader Poll

Illinois lawmakers are considering a constitutional amendment to switch from a flat income tax (same rate for all) to a progressive income tax (multiple rates that increase with wealth). What do you think?
I approve
I disapprove
Not sure
No opinion