Man Faces Murder Charges After Accidentally Killing Girlfriend During Suicide Attempt

The bullet went behind his left eye, exited his body, and then hit his 22-year-old girlfriend in the chest.

By Jaime Lutz

An Alaskan man is accused of fatally shooting his girlfriend during a suicide attempt in which he shot himself with a bullet that passed through his head and hit her, CBS News reported.

Victor Sibson, 21, is facing second-degree murder charges for the April death of Brittany-Mae Haag, who prosecutors believed tried to stop him as he put a gun to his left temple, according to The Washington Post

Sibson then allegedly pulled the trigger. The bullet went behind his left eye, exited his body, and then hit Haag, 22, in the chest.

Haag staggered over to a neighbor’s door and asked for help. She died later that morning; Sibson survived with serious injuries, making his first court appearance on Tuesday while wearing a helmet. Only one bullet was fired, prosecutors said, but Haag is charged with murder due to “extreme indifference to the value of life.”

He pleaded not guilty to the charge. Sibson claims he does not remember anything about the shooting.

"I think a lot of it is still hard to grasp of how is it just one bullet, you know?” said Chelsea Hartman, Haag’s sister, to a local news outlet. “And how does it go through one person and then the other person and kill the second person? It's just not fair.”

[Image: Anchorage Police Department]

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