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Charges Certified in Staunton Fatal Shooting

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Staunton police say a remorseful Nicholas Rilee tried to stop his friend's bleeding in the moments after an accidental shooting.

Wednesday afternoon, a judge certified involuntary manslaughter and firearms charges against the 21-year-old.  His case will go before a Staunton grand jury in October.

In a preliminary hearing Wednesday, officers said Rilee admitted shooting 20-year-old Richard Firebaugh in March, as the two played video games in a house on College Circle.  Rilee reportedly told police that he thought the gun was unloaded.

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