Manslaughter charge filed in death of 13-year-old boy shot, killed in Chickasha

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Boone Buben

CHICKASHA, Okla. – A manslaughter charge has been filed in connection to the death of a 13-year-old boy found shot inside a Chickasha home.

Andrew White, 13, was visiting his next door neighbor on May 30th when he was shot in the chest.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Andrew White

The man who lives at the home where White died, 31-year-old Boone Buben, initially told police he was putting away a gun and it discharged, hitting the teen in the chest.

However, after taking a polygraph on June 12th, the man changed his story.

Buben told police that he pointed the pistol at White, thinking it was unloaded, and pulled the trigger.

According to the affidavit, Buben told police that he was scared and lied to police to make himself feel better.

Before Buben took the polygraph, the district attorney told KFOR he did not expect any charges to be filed in the case.

However, Tuesday, a second-degree manslaughter charge was filed against Buben.

If convicted, Buben faces two to four years in prison.

Boone Buben

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