Woman Allegedly Shot Boyfriend In Head While Drunkenly Reenacting Movie Scene

Kalesha Marie Peterson had also been mixing whiskey with prescription medicine at the time of her boyfriend David Dalton's death, police claim.

By Gina Tron
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A Missouri woman claimed she shot her boyfriend to death while they were drinking and acting out a scene from a movie.

Kalesha Marie Peterson, 37, reportedly called 911 on Thursday to report that she accidentally shot her boyfriend. She asked for medical attention for David Dalton, who was found in a bedroom with a gunshot wound to the head, according to the Fulton Police Department.

Responding officers and the medics attempted life-saving measures but they were unable to save Dalton, 36. He was declared dead at the scene.

“Peterson told officers at the scene that she had been drinking and later made statements to those officers suggesting she was intoxicated,” police wrote. “A bottle of whiskey was found in the bedroom where Dalton was located.”

Peterson allegedly told police that she and Dalton had been drinking and watching a movie and that “at some point, Dalton suggested the two play out a scene in the movie that involved a firearm.”

It’s not clear what movie it was.

Kalesha Marie Peterson

Dalton’s sister doesn’t buy the story.

“My brother deserves justice and no, I don’t think they were reenacting a movie. That doesn’t sound like David at all,” Mary Bonner told local outlet KOMU-TV.

Peterson allegedly claimed they used a handgun, which was kept in the bedroom, to act out the scene: a Taurus brand, .38 caliber revolver. Two spent shell casings were found in the revolver, according to police. Peterson claimed her boyfriend used the gun a few weeks ago and didn’t remove the other spent shell casing.

Police said Peterson reeked of alcohol and had been drinking whiskey in addition to consuming prescription medication.

“Some of those prescriptions included medications known to increase impairment when used with alcoholic beverages,” police wrote.

Peterson has been charged with second-degree murder and unlawful use of a weapon. It’s not clear if she has a lawyer who can speak on her behalf at this time.

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