MONROE, Mich. — A Monroe man is charged with the shooting death of his wife of whom he shared three young children.
Katlynn Nicole Hill's family was convinced the shooting on April 5 was an accident, but not anymore.
Monroe County Sheriff's deputies arrived to the 6000 block of Greenwycke Lane about 9:20 p.m. on a report of a shooting. Upon arrival, Katlynn Hill, 29, was found dead inside her residence.
Kevin Junior Hill, 29, was at the home and he was taken into custody. He was later charged with involuntary manslaughter and felony firearms.
The victim's family told a Detroit TV station that this all was a freak accident, although now they believe Kevin should be charged with murder. Investigators initially told them Kevin was cleaning his gun when he shot Katlynn in the kitchen, but they say investigators are now ruling out that he was cleaning his gun.
"This should've never happened," said Carla Woodby, Katlynn's mother. "I just wish if God was going to take her, I wish he would've just taken her in her sleep. Why she have to die like that?"
Whitney Metcalf, Katlynn's sister, believes Kevin pointed the gun at Katlynn not knowing there was a bullet inside when he pulled the trigger.
"If you point a gun at someone and it goes off, no matter what, that is murder," Metcalf said.
The Monroe County Sheriff's Office can't discuss details of the case and the incident remains under investigation.
"I'm here to speak for my daughter and to have justice for my child," said Jeff Owens, Katlynn father. "She was a good mother. She was proud to be a mother. She was a good wife."
The family has a GoFundMe account set up to care for Hill's three young children.