Colbert Co. couple charged with manslaughter in accidental shooting death of child


Authorities say Robert Michael Reaves died from an accidental self inflicted gunshot (Photo: GoFundMe)

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COLBERT COUNTY, Ala.-A grand jury indicted a couple in the accidental shooting death of a 2-year-old.

William Whitfield and his wife Chelsie Whitfield face manslaughter charges in the shooting death of Robert Michael Reaves in July.  Reaves is the son of Spring Valley Volunteer Fire Chief Keith Reaves.

The incident happened on July 14th at the Whitfield home on Highway 157.  Robert Michael Reaves was taken to Helen Keller Hospital where he died from his injuries.