Prosecutors say when police responded to a Bridge Street apartment at about 1:40 a.m Wednesday, Rittenhour told them the accident happened when she was playing with the victim’s gun. That victim was later identified as Steven Asselin, of Manchester.
“She was pointing it in his direction, put her finger on the trigger, and fired the gun,” said Assistant Hillsborough County Attorney Patrice Casian. “It subsequently struck the victim in the head and it was a fatal wound.”
In a rather unusual twist, “playing with a gun” has not served as a “Get Out of Jail Free” card; charges have been filed.