The gun that was used to shoot and kill Lori Schubeler last weekend belonged to the owner of the Western Hotel in Callicoon, who was handling it when it fired, Sullivan County District Attorney Stephen Lungen said Friday.
The 41-year-old Callicoon actress who was waitressing at the hotel bar early in the morning of last Sunday, April 13, was shot once in the left chest with the bullet entering her aorta and lung, the DA said.
Investigation revealed the gun, a .25 caliber semi-automatic, belonged to Joseph Naughton, 64, the owner of the hotel.
Lungen said the case will be presented to a Sullivan County grand jury to hear evidence. It will determine whether or not the shooting was a result of reckless conduct, criminal negligence or accident, said Lungen.
The gun and other forensic evidence is being examined by the State Police laboratory in Albany.
This will be my last post on the subject. I kind of drifted away from my normal subject matter, but this was a bit close to me. My next post will definitely be about the wedding in Mexico, a much happier topic.