So that "accidents" like this don't happen ...
Apparently Defence counsel Tamara Jago told the court that the shooting was a genuine accident.
The pistol was faulty and fired without the trigger being squeezed.
Now, let's review the rules:
1. A gun is ALWAYS LOADED. Always.
2. Do not point the muzzle at anything you're not willing to destroy.
3. Keep your finger off the trigger until you have your target sighted in.
4. Be sure of your target and what's behind it, before you pull the trigger.
Yep, #2 was not followed and someone got shot and, according to the article, The shot fired was from so close that blood was deposited in the barrel. ... mmm, sounds like the gun was actually up against someone's hand!
If you're handling a gun remember the FOUR rules - all four of 'em!!!