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Missouri woman, 37, ‘was acting out a movie scene when she shot dead her boyfriend’

Missouri woman, 37, ‘was acting out a movie scene when she accidentally shot dead her boyfriend after drinking whiskey and taking several medications’

  • Kalesha Marie Peterson, 37, said she was acting out movie scene during shooting
  • Police said she accidentally shot dead her boyfriend, David Dalton, on March 7
  • Cops said she admitted to being intoxicated and taking several medications
  • Peterson has been charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death 

Kalesha Peterson ( pictured), 37, claims she was acting out a scene from a movie when she allegedly shot and killed her boyfriend

A Missouri woman claims she was acting out a movie when she allegedly shot and killed her boyfriend. 

Kalesha Marie Peterson, 37, called 911 around 10.22pm on March 7 to report that she had accidentally shot her 36-year-old boyfriend, David Dalton.  

When officers from the Fulton Police Department arrived to the scene, they found Dalton suffering from a gunshot wound to the head. 

Officers administered life-saving measures until medics arrived, but Dalton was pronounced dead a short time later. 

According to police, Peterson told authorities that ‘she and Dalton had been watching a movie and drinking alcoholic beverages that evening’.

A bottle of whiskey was found in the bedroom where Dalton had been shot. 

She reportedly told police that ‘Dalton suggested the two play out a scene in the movie that involved a firearm’. 

Peterson said the pair got the handgun that Dalton kept in his bedroom and acted out the scene. 

She then told police that she had the gun in her hand when it discharged. 

Peterson (right), 37, called 911 around 10.22pm on March 7 to report that she had accidentally shot her 36-year-old boyfriend, David Dalton (left)

Peterson (right), 37, called 911 around 10.22pm on March 7 to report that she had accidentally shot her 36-year-old boyfriend, David Dalton (left)

Peterson also informed police that she attempted to stop the bleeding from the gunshot wound to Dalton’s head. 

The medical examiner’s office confirmed that Dalton suffered a single fatal gunshot wound to the head. 

Authorities said the firearm located at the scene was a Taurus brand, .38 caliber revolver. 

There were two spent shell casings in the revolver. 

According to Peterson, Dalton had used the firearm some weeks prior and had not removed one of the spent shell casings in the gun.

Peterson voluntarily took a breathalyzer test while at the police department and admitted to taking ‘several medications’ in addition to drinking. 

At the scene of the shooting, officers didn’t find prescriptions in her name; however, they did locate medications known to increase impairment when used with alcoholic beverages.

Peterson has been charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death. 

According to police, Peterson told authorities that 'she and Dalton (pictured) had been watching a movie and drinking alcoholic beverages that evening'

Peterson has been charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death

According to police, Peterson (right) told authorities that ‘she and Dalton (left) had been watching a movie and drinking alcoholic beverages that evening’. She also admitted to taking ‘several medications’. She has been charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death

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