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Texas Boy, 7, Dies After Shot in Mistaken Trespass

One dead, three injured in shooting
Couple jailed on $25,000 bond
By PAIGE HEWITT, CINDY HORSWELL and CINDY GEORGE

A 7-year-old boy has died from gunshot wounds he received when a Liberty County couple opened fire on him and three other people they believed were trespassing, Liberty County Sheriff’s Cpl. Hugh Bishop said.

Donald Coffey Jr. was on his way to swim in the Trinity River with his father late Thursday when homeowners Gale and Sheila Muhs fired a 12-gauge shotgun at them.

The boy was hit in the face. Patrick Cammack, 30, a family friend who was driving another vehicle, was hit in the face

Family friend Joseph Breland, 46, said Coffey Jr. was a sweet, free-sprited child who loved the outdoors. He enjoyed swimming and riding on the backseat of his dad's Harley.

"All the time he played. He never stopped. He was full of energy," Breland said. "You couldnt ask f


Added: May-9-2009 
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