The defense attorney for 15-year-old Cole McConoughey didn't immediately return a call for comment Monday on the continuing state police investigation into the shooting at his home shortly before 2 a.m. Friday.
That's when troopers from the Everett barracks say McConoughey pointed the weapon at the head of his friend, 15-year-old Neal Hammond, and fired. Hammond died several hours later.
Police say Hammond and a third teen, who brought the gun and bullets to McConoughey's home, were there for a sleepover. Police say the boys were playing with the gun before McConoughey loaded a bullet, spun the .38 revolver's chamber, and fired the gun against Hammond's head.