Granby woman charged with manslaughter in Sunday night shooting death |

Granby woman charged with manslaughter in Sunday night shooting death

Tonya Bina
Sky-Hi Daily News
Grand County, CO Colorado
TONYA BINA/SKY-HI DAILY NEWSA mobile home near the Granby Jones community in Granby was the scene of an apparent manslaughter on Sunday night, when a 25-year-old intoxicated woman handling a shotgun killed a male companion at the home.

Kristen Schoen, 25, of Granby was arrested for manslaughter Sunday night, April 18, after shooting a male companion in a home on Casa Drive.

The victim, deemed to be in his 20s, died from a single gun shot wound to the head. Police have not released the name of the victim.

Both Schoen and the victim were intoxicated at the time of the incident, according to Granby Police Chief Bill Housley. They had been drinking at home Sunday night and were handling a shotgun.

She had a blood alcohol level of twice the legal limit, Housley said.

The shotgun went off at the hand of Schoen, killing the male victim at around 7:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.

One neighbor, who requested that her name not be used, said the neighborhood was eerily quiet after the incident except for one sound.

“You could hear the wailing” of Schoen, the neighbor said.

The neighbor also said Schoen ran to the house of another neighbor covered in blood and wearing a bathing suit, screaming, “I didn’t mean to do it! I didn’t mean to do it!”

The scene was processed and the case investigated by the Granby Police Department with assistance from the Grand County Sheriff’s Office, the Colorado Bureau of Investigation and the Grand County District Attorney’s office.

As a result of the incident, Shoen’s 5-year-old child was placed in temporary foster care by the Grand County Department of Social Services.

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