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Nov 20, 2009 5:53 PM by Jimena Martinez

San Miguel man accused of fatally shooting his wife will stand trial

A San Miguel man accused of fatally shooting his wife will stand trial. The preliminary hearing of 24-year-old John Norris concluded today in San Luis Obispo, with a judge ruling there is enough evidence to take the case to trial.

Norris is charged with involuntary manslaughter and possession of an illegal firearm related to the July death of his wife, Tasha. During today's testimony, investigators revealed that Norris' wife suffered a single gunshot wound to the upper chest.

Norris maintains the shooting was an accident. He will be arraigned on December 8th.

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