Police: Man, 88, kills girlfriend in fight over his guns

LONG POND, Pennsylvania -- Police say an 88-year-old Pennsylvania man fatally shot his girlfriend during an argument over his guns.

Pocono Mountain Regional Police say Bernard Pedreira shot 72-year-old Lydia Alamillo Bulaon at their home in Tunkhannock Township early Thursday.

A police affidavit says Pedreira told officers he was cleaning his guns when his girlfriend yelled at him to put them away.

Police say Pedreira told them she grabbed a loaded gun and it went off, killing her.

Court papers say he later told police he had "his finger on the trigger" at the time.

Authorities said the couple had a history of domestic complaints.

Pedreira is jailed without bail on a homicide charge.

Court records don't list an attorney who could speak on his behalf.
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