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Published May 23, 2012, 01:50 PM

Williston Man Accused of Killing Wife Posts Bond

WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) — The sister of a Williston man accused of killing his wife over the weekend says the shooting was accidental.

By: Associated Press,

WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) — The sister of a Williston man accused of killing his wife over the weekend says the shooting was accidental.

Josh House, 28, is charged with felony manslaughter and reckless endangerment in the Saturday shooting death of Chantel House, 24. He posted bond Monday and was released from jail. He is due in court June 12.

Josh House's sister, Suzie House, told the Williston Herald that the shooting was a "terrible accident" that happened when her brother was cleaning a gun and it accidentally fired. The bullet hit Chantel House and she was pronounced dead at a hospital.

The couple moved from Oregon with their 2- and 6-year-old sons earlier this year for employment. They had been married for nearly seven years and were avid shooting hobbyists, Suzie House said.

"They were just very close," she said. "He's just broken (over the shooting)."

Police Detective Cory Collings told The Bismarck Tribune that authorities are still investigating what happened.


Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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