Man accused of accidentally shooting girlfriend pleads guilty - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

Man accused of accidentally shooting girlfriend pleads guilty

Lancaster in court in Feb. (Source: WOIO) Lancaster in court in Feb. (Source: WOIO)
Olivia Stull. (Source: Brooklyn Police) Olivia Stull. (Source: Brooklyn Police)
BROOKLYN, OH (WOIO) -

Michael Lancaster, the 21-year-old man accused of murdering his 18-year-old girlfriend in Feb., plead guilty Monday.

Lancaster was charged with murder, felonious assault, reckless homicide, involuntary manslaughter and aggravated menacing in the killing of his girlfriend Olivia Stull, who was found shot in the chest.

Lancaster admitted to shooting Stull, but said it was an accident. According to his attorney Stephen McGowan, they were a close couple.

"This is a very unfortunate situation," said McGowan. "It's terrible what happened. There was no fight going on. There was no illegal activity. It's my understanding they were about to paint a room together. They are a close couple, and the picture they were going to paint. He has some weapons. He usually unloads them, disengages them, and he puts them away. With guns, they are very dangerous and things like this can happen."

Lancaster will be sentenced on Dec. 6. 

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