Wichita man pleads guilty in accidental shooting death

December 13, 2019 - 8:02 pm

A Wichita man has been convicted of killing his cousin in an accidental shooting while passing around guns and drinking alcohol. 

Martin David Ruiz Jr., 27, is scheduled to be sentenced Feb. 11 for involuntary manslaughter in the June 2018 shooting death of Anthony Martinez, 24. 

His guilty plea in the case was entered on Monday.

Witnesses told police that Ruiz pulled a handgun out of a bag of guns before giving it to Martinez. The witnesses said Ruiz then grabbed a second weapon and removed the magazine. But the gun went off when Ruiz pulled back the slide.

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