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Woman Claims She Fatally Shot Roommate While Practicing Burglary Defense

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Woman Claims She Fatally Shot Roommate While Practicing Burglary Defense

Woman Claims She Fatally Shot Roommate While Practicing Burglary Defense

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A Las Vegas woman fatally shot her roommate and said it was an accident that happened while they were practicing defense incase a “burglar came into the house.”

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that Maya Santos, 20, was arrested after she killed her 19-year-old roommate, David Tauiliili. David was found shot in the head at their home in southwest Las Vegas.

Santos told the police that she was on her apartment patio with Tauiliili and they were watching YouTube videos about the two guns that they owned. She claims that she thought the weapons were unloaded, but failed “to check for a cartridge in the chamber” before she accidentally pulled the trigger and shot him.

However, later on Santos revealed that she actually shot David while they were reenacting what they would do if a burglar broke in.

She is currently being charged with murder and has been held on $20,000 bail.

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