Bodybuilder claims fatal shooting of woman was accidental

Created: 07/15/2014 1:15 PM
By: Elizabeth Reed,

A bodybuilder accused of killing a woman in Taos says it was an accident.

Mikolai Sopyn, 62, told deputies he unintentionally fired a shotgun at 38-year-old Amber Hava on Friday.

According to the Taos County Undersheriff Edward Romero, Sopyn claimed the two were arguing over drug money.

He told investigators he meant to fire shots in the air, but that the shotgun went off when Hava hit him in the face.

Mikolai Sopyn, 62.

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