MARYSVILLE, Wash. – (AP) A father arrested after his 6-year-old daughter was fatally shot in their Washington state home allegedly told authorities he had been drinking double shots of vodka while cleaning his guns.
Court papers say Richard Peters told detectives he had asked his daughter, Stormy, to bring him the .45-caliber handgun Sunday. He said he must have pulled the trigger, and the girl fell to the floor. She was pronounced dead Monday.
Bail for Peters, 42, was set Monday at $250,000. He has been arrested for investigation of first-degree manslaughter.
His attorney, Annika Carlsten, requested that Peters be released from jail, The Herald newspaper of Everett reported. She argued that Peters isn't a flight risk, or a danger to himself or the community.
"It's obviously a tragedy for all involved and my primary concern is for my client and his family," Carlsten told The Associated Press on Tuesday night, declining to discuss any specifics.
The Snohomish County sheriff's office said two other children were removed from the home by Child Protective Services.
OH NAHHHHHHHHHH FIRST MISTAKE THE LITTLE GIRL KNEW WHERE THE GUN WAS....WTF LOCK HIS AZZ UP AND THROW AWAY THE KEY!
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***, that's really unfortunate. Why did she even know there the gun was in the first place?!?!
take his kids and throw him in prison
*** That Is Crazy....
PLAIN OUT CRAZY..WHO THE HELL ASK THEIR 6 YEAR OLD TO BRING THEM A *** GUN...LOCK HIS *** UP FOREVER!! DUMB DUMB DUMB...
RECKLESS SHI* LIKE THIS *** ME OFF!
MOST DEFINATELY SHOULD NOT HAVE HAPPEN!!
Lock him up NOW!!!
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That's so sad. Some people don't need to have kids!!
so sad, God bless the dead
OMG! I can't even imagine! Poor, poor little girl. My condolences to the family.
What kind of man was this? He asked her to bring him his .45? Sad. She didn't stand a chance with a father like that. Mother was probably working to put food on the table, while the father stayed home and drank.
When I hear stories like this, I think of my 2 year old and I just get so disgusted.
We need to do better for our children, people.
STUID IS AS STUPID DOES...SMDH
so sad.she *** have even known where the *** gun was.and i dont care how drunk u are,u should no better than to clean a gun w/a 6 yr old around.smh.poor little girl.
Pass Go, do not collect $200.00, go directly to jail.
DAM THATS CRAZY HAD TO BE A REDNECK
*** bastard!! die slow ***
ARE YOU *** ME ISN'T A HAZARD TO THE COMMUNITY? THIS MOFO JUST *** AND KILLED HIS 6 YEAR OLD DAUGHTER BECUZ HE WANTS TO DRINK AND CLEAN *** GUNS THIS IS BS PUT HIS DUMB A$$ UNDER THE JAIL
Well why the hell didn't he *** himself for being so stupid. he *** even be handling a gun while his daughter is around.
He is reckless and should not get out of jail. There was no reason for his daughter to know where the loaded gun was.
thats sad...we see accidental gun *** wounds and its very sad. he's going to be punished enough knowing he killed his daughter
wtf lock his *** up and throw away the key
wtf! he asked his daughter to get his gun.. I just fell to the floor!
Only time I clean my toyz is in the garage(after hours), while the *** are either sleep, or outside playing. I know he's hurting, but that was just stupid...anybody that's ever held or cleaned a gun knows the #1 rule is that you keep you finger off the trigger until you're ready to ***. How was he cleaning his gun w/one in the chamber is beyond me. I thought its supposed to be done in breach. His idea of 'cleaning' must really be wiping off.
THAT DONT SOUND RIGHT TO ME WHATS REALLY GOING ON
Lock him up
That is so unfortunate. Did she die?
How the hell are you gonna send a 6yr old to get a gun? And why did she know where to find it? Aren't these things supposed to be locked away? Well, since it wasn't-he should be!!
HE NEED HIS AZZ KICKED!!!!!!!!!!!!
Dumb ***, how could he have been doing that with that lil girl there. God bless that lil girls soul RIP.
*** that sad, and why was he cleaning a gun? Who knows!
Yes she died!! It says "FATALLY ***"! Otherwise, they wouldn't be charging him with manslaughter-it would be attempted murder!!
Some one needs to accidentally *** his azz. Why do our babies have to suffer so much. We have to do better as parents. I'm talking about myself included.
WTF!!! HE TOLD HER 2 BRING HIM THE GUN!!!! SHE EFFIN 6 YRS OLD
What a f*cking idiot! Pure negligence let him rot in jail! What parent in their right mind:
1. tells a 6 year old to go get a gun
2. lets a 6 year old even know where the gun is
3. drinks while he is cleaning guns
SO SAD...RIP BABY GIRL.
WHERE IN HELL WAS HER MOTHER?
AND AIN'T NO WAY IN HELL A 6 YR OLD SHOULD KNOW WHERE YOU KEEP YO GUNS...PERIOD!!!!...CASE AND POINT, THIS PO CHILD IS DEAD B/C OF HER IDIOT AZZ FATHER.....AND I ASK AGAIN, WHERE THE *** WAS HER MOTHER?
WOW THATS FICKED UP..
*** idiot! why would u tell ur child to get ur gun!!! his *** should be in jail!!!! he said "he must have pulled the trigger" NO *** ***!! U *** UR DAUGHTER!! he is needs to be in jail
his *** needs to be in jail**
This man obviously has a "problem", lets just pray for deliverance during his and family's mourning. Bad mistake for this man, but we are no better than him if we ask for his life in jail or death. That's Bible!
So sad...I hate to hear stuff like that...Accidents are accidents but being DRUNK is NOT a LEGITIMATE EXCUSE!!!
Why would you tell your child to get your gun???? He must have been blasted out of his mind!! No excuse for stupidity...
See what alcohol does and it's LEGAL...if he was on weed the gun would have never been brought out.
See, thats the *** I dont understand...I'm too mad too really say anything
yeah right!!! no he needs to go to jail for life
the gun just so happened to be aimed at the little girl while he was cleaning it and his finger accidently pull the trigger back WTF ever
***gritting my *** teeth***
And why were you cleaning the *** gun while you were drunk?? How bout I accidentally throw your azz out the window! DUMMY!
TOTALLY TRAGIC! HOW CAN THE LAWYER SUGGEST HE IS NOT A THREAT OR A RISK? CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES DID NOT SEEM TO AGREE. DO NOT BECOME DRUNKARDS PEOPLE...EVERYTHING IN MODERATION.
just terrible. if i were the mother i would kill his a$$ myself
why in the hell would you clean your gun while drunk?????? they must live in the backwoods of the country
What kind of moron cleans a gun while drinking??? That is completely reckless and foolish...
Stupidity at it's best!!!! Rip to the lil one.
SMDH...JUST PLAIN DUMB!! NOW HE GOTS 2 LIVE WIT THAT 4 DA REST OF HIS DAYS...
$250,000 bail. WTF? My man in jail for an attempt (the person was *** in the leg) and he don't even have a bail. That must be a small *** town because Oakland, CA don't play that ***.
I DON'T BELIEVE IN HAVING GUNS IN THE HOME GOD WILL PROTECT ME AND MINES AND IT'S A KNOWN FACT THAT 9 X'S OUT OF 10 A GUN IS GOING TO HURT SOMEONE IN THE FAMILY BEFORE A CRIMINAL"FACT"!
I KNOW HE HAS GOT TO FEEL SO GUILTY SMH..
That is ridiculous. No parent should even have a gun in sight while the child is around.
Yea and I would accidently *** his *** too
Yea and I would accidentally *** his *** too
that just about sums it up!
This is sad for that little girl
Why people need a Gun for. God is my Protection & always has been
There's more things to have a gun for than just protecting your home. Some people do it for sport and just because you don't have a gun for protection doesn't mean everybody else thinks the same way you do.
Maybe in Texas, but not everywhere. You can't believe everything u hear or read cause the anti's put out these stats in order for people like you to believe.
I have always been around guns, my father, my grandfather, some friends, etc. and there has never been an incident such as this. Your beliefs may differ from others. Question this man's mistake, not the wants or needs of other people. To each his/her own. Remember that.
I like ya point my brother....
Two lessons here. Don't clean guns while drinking and DON'T ask your six year old to hand you a *** gun......for anything.
"Court papers say Richard Peters told detectives he had asked his daughter, Stormy, to bring him the .45-caliber handgun Sunday"
What the hell??!!!!... 2 words, DEATH PENALTY
From when a sentence has gun and drunk in it, something bad is going to happen!
That is terrible...he should not be allowed to see the light of day!!!
SEE THIS *** DONT MAKE ANY SENSE! THIS IS SOME *** *** RIGHT HERE! SAD SAD!
How r u gonna clean a loaded pistol? You empty the *** chamber, and you dont keep a loaded gun in the house wit kids in it anyways or drunk idiots like this fool.
He asked the daughter to bring him the gun.......?????? HOW LONG had she been doing THATTTTTT????? Wow- - - thats KRAZZZZZEEE and sad.............. RIP Stormy.
thats so0 effin sad
this world is gone mad
Poor baby, R.I.P.
some people are so ignorant why would u come on a piece of news like dis and *** out if u 1st 2nd or watever smdh just ignorant dont make no *** sense
It just breaks my heart to read about story like this.
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That's really sad and stupid.
That's why it's not safe to get drunk...for anyone. One or two drinks that will get you buzzed is fine. Some grow folx I know are worse than younger people when thet get wasted
@ nubianqueen103-Thanks for pointing that out for me, didn't read the paragraph...That's veryunfortunate
This is too heartbreaking!!! That's why you *** have guns anywhere near childern..and he was drunk too?!?!....I wonder where the mom was....
How *** dumb could he be to ask a child that young to pass him a gun?????? Some people are just stupid! Lock his a.ss up for a long, long time for that. R.I.P. to that child.
My gut instinct tells me that this white dude was doing his daughter and she was about to spill the beans. My gut also tells me,this dude was a McCain supporter.
THIS IS NOTHING BUT STUPIDITY, AN NOW HE'S LOST HIS BABY, THERE ARE FAMILIES IN GRIEF AND HE WILL HAVE TO LIVE WITH THIS FOR THE REST OF HIS LIFE. HOPE GO TAKES THEM UNDER HIS WING