Shave Found Guilty of Involuntary Manslaughter

By Cristina Frank

Shave Found Guilty of Involuntary Manslaughter

August 1, 2012 Updated Aug 1, 2012 at 10:53 AM EDT

Towanda, PA (WBNG Binghamton) A Bradford County man accused of shooting and killing is wife is found guilty of one of six charges.

The decision came Tuesday in the bench trial of Stephen Shave.

Shave was accused of killing his wife Tara in December 2010 in their Litchfield home.

Judge Jeffrey Smith found Shave guilty of involuntary manslaughter.

Shave was found not guilty of criminal homicide, first and third degree murder, voluntary manslaughter and aggravated assault.

State Police investigators said Shave intentionally shot Tara in the torso from about five feet away.

Shave's attorney said his client accidentally shot his wife, and didn't know the gun was loaded.

His sentencing is scheduled for September 6.

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