BUFFALO, NY - A 20-year old college student from Williamsville attending Tulane University is charged with negligent homicide.
Police in New Orleans say Nicole Dukarm shot and killed her 25-year-old boyfriend inside the apartment they shared in Louisiana. However, her lawyer, Fred King, calls it an accidental shooting and a horrible accident.
Police say Dukarm originally told police her boyfriend accidentally shot himself in the face. It happened on June 18. She later changed her story. Her attorney says she was likely in shock.
Attorney King said the weapons were out because the couple was going to a gun range. When their plans changed, Dukarm's boyfriend was showing her proper pistol safety.