Traverse City Record-Eagle

January 27, 2014

Prosecutor charges Caldwell with manslaughter


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TRAVERSE CITY — Grand Traverse County Prosecutor Bob Cooney authorized criminal charges against a Traverse City man who fatally shot his girlfriend.

Robert Lee-Allen Caldwell, 33, faces charges of involuntary manslaughter, discharge of a firearm while under the influence of alcohol causing death, felony firearm and resisting and obstructing a police officer. Caldwell told authorities he accidentally shot and killed his girlfriend Monica June Anderson, 28, during a suicide attempt in their Aero Park Drive apartment on Nov. 19.

A police investigation did not find sufficient evidence to indicate Caldwell intended to kill Anderson, Cooney said.

"I'm alleging, apart from being intoxicated (Caldwell), was grossly negligent," Cooney said.

Read more in Tuesday's Record-Eagle.