Pa. teen may face more charges in Russian roulette

July 23, 2012 9:05:39 AM PDT
A Pennsylvania teen already charged with aggravated assault in the Russian roulette shooting of his 15-year-old friend could face new charges now than the victim has died.

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.

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