Oklahoma: Not a Murder, A Mistake

Notes OKLAHOMA Not a Murder, A Mistake

Tawanah Jean Griggs, 17, was lying on the sofa in her mother's living room in Bartlesville, Okla., last May 1 when her cousin Neil Ennis walked in, carrying a 12-gauge pump shotgun. Ennis leveled the weapon at the girl. "Shall we put her out of her misery?" he asked a mutual friend standing there. The gun went , off, killing Griggs. Her photograph was featured on the cover of TIME's July 17 investigation into the deaths of the 464 people killed by guns in the U.S. during the week of May 1-7.

Last week Ennis, 20, pleaded guilty to a charge...

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