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Pregnant woman shoots finger, lies to cops

She told police she'd been shot during a robbery because she feared they would take her kids away

By Jim Balow
Charleston Gazette

CHARLESTON, W.VA. — A Charleston woman accidentally shot herself in the finger, then lied to police and others about the incident because she was worried about her three small children, Charleston police said in a news conference Monday.

Police arrested the woman's boyfriend, whom they initially thought shot her, then charged him with several unrelated offenses, said Steve Cooper, chief of detectives.

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