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Woman Shoots Boyfriend "You're Not Dead"


Olivia Babin has been charged with manslaughter in the death of her boyfriend.
Olivia Babin has been charged with manslaughter in the death of her boyfriend.

A 20-year-old woman from Maine has been charged with manslaughter after a fatal shooting involving her boyfriend, as depicted in a chilling surveillance video. The incident, which occurred in Bangor on April 2, reveals the heart-wrenching moments leading to the loss of a life.

Olivia Babin allegedly shot and killed her 24-year-old boyfriend, Daniel Ford-Coates, by holding a gun to his forehead and uttering the ominous words "Oh don't think I will?" before tragically pulling the trigger. The shooting took place in the presence of at least two witnesses, with a Nest surveillance video capturing the disturbing audio of the gunshot, followed by a woman's anguished expletive.

In the aftermath of the shooting, the video records the harrowing scene as the panicked woman repeatedly screams, "you're not dead, you're not dead," in a desperate plea. The footage has become pivotal evidence collected by the Bangor Police Department in the case against Babin.


 

During Babin's April 5 bond hearing, Assistant Attorney General Jennifer Ackerman revealed troubling details about the incident. Babin reportedly lied to authorities during the initial police interview, attempting to shift blame onto a friend by falsely claiming there was an argument involving another person.

Contradicting Babin's account, the friend involved in the altercation stated that it was Babin who retrieved the victim's 9mm handgun and fatally shot him. Following the shooting, Babin allegedly changed her clothes, disposed of the handgun in the nearby river, and then called 911. Despite efforts to save him, Ford-Coates was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital.

The motive behind the shooting remains unclear, with speculations suggesting that Babin may have intended to scare those present. Authorities confirmed that the gun, though missing its magazine, still had a bullet in the chamber.

During court proceedings, Ackerman asserted that alcohol and drugs were factors on the night of the tragic incident. Babin currently remains in custody at the Penobscot County Jail on a $100,000 bond. As the legal process unfolds, Babin is scheduled to appear in court on June 10, with the case leaving the community grappling with the profound impact of this senseless tragedy.

Despite numerous inquiries, Babin's attorney has not provided any comments on the case, adding to the air of mystery surrounding this devastating event. The unfolding details of this case serve as a stark reminder of the complexities and heartbreaking consequences of such violent acts within our society.


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