A first date is set for a 21-year-old Alaska man accused of fatally shooting his girlfriend when he tried to kill himself and the bullet hit the woman after the passing of his head.
Victor Sibson wore a helmet during his brief appearance in court Tuesday. He was scheduled for an Aug. 21 process.
Sibson has pleaded not guilty to a charge of second-degree murder in the April 19 death of Brittany-Mae Haag after she was shot in the couple’s Anchorage apartment. The two were high school sweethearts, reports said.
Members of their families attend Tuesday’s hearing.
Prosecutors say that one casing was found at the scene of the shooting, and the bullet was recovered from Hague the chest during her autopsy.
“I think a lot of it is still difficult to understand how it is just a bullet, you know? And how are they going to through a person and then the other person and kill the second person? It’s just not fair,” Chelsea Hartman, the victim’s sister, told KTVA.
Sibson is represented by the Alaska Public Defender Agency, which declined to comment.
The Associated Press contributed to this report