Hiccups soldier killed by comrade
Published 01/02/2013 | 04:45
A US soldier has admitted involuntary manslaughter after shooting his friend accidentally while trying to scare away his hiccups.
He was also demoted to private and will receive a bad-conduct discharge.
Myers fatally shot Pfc Isaac Young, 22, in September while they were watching a football game at a Killeen apartment.
Myers told police he thought the weapon had dummy rounds and was trying to scare his friend so his hiccups would stop.