Senator's son accidentally shoots wife in buttocks

Senator's son accidentally shoots wife in buttocks

Senator's son accidentally shoots wife in buttocks

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by Associated Press

KTVB.COM

Posted on October 31, 2012 at 10:31 AM

Updated Wednesday, Oct 31 at 3:46 PM

IDAHO FALLS -- Authorities in eastern Idaho say the son of a Democratic state lawmaker shot his wife accidentally with a rifle following a day of hunting.

The Idaho Falls Post-Register reports that 31-year-old Ian Malepeai and his wife, Hailey Hodges, of Irwin, had been hunting Monday.

Malepeai is one of three children of Idaho Senate Minority Leader Edgar Malepeai of Pocatello, who is retiring from the Idaho Legislature this year.

According to sheriff's reports, Ian Malepeai was removing a 7 mm rifle from his pickup truck just after 7 p.m. when it discharged, sending a bullet into her buttocks.

Bonneville county Sheriff's deputies say Hodges, who is also 31, was transported to a hospital in the region.

After treatment, she's reported to be in stable condition.

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