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Man enters guilty plea in houseguest shooting case

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Colin Lowrey appeared in Clark County District Court for an arraignment on Dec. 10, 2013. (FOX5) Colin Lowrey appeared in Clark County District Court for an arraignment on Dec. 10, 2013. (FOX5)
Cherish Pincombe (Courtesy of Cherish Pincombe's family) Cherish Pincombe (Courtesy of Cherish Pincombe's family)
LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -

A 22-year-old man entered a guilty plea Friday in a shooting case that involved the death of a woman inside a Henderson home.

Colin Lowrey agreed to plea to a lesser charge of voluntary manslaughter with use of a deadly weapon in connection to the Oct. 22, 2013 shooting of Cherish Pincombe, 23.

According to police, Pincombe was a houseguest at Lowrey's residence whom he shared with three other roommates.

Police said Lowrey took out a gun while he and the victim were chatting with people online. Lowrey told police after cleaning it, he left the gun unloaded on a desk next to the computer.

After using the bathroom, Lowrey claimed Pincombe asked him to point the handgun at her head. Lowrey told police he assumed the weapon was unloaded. Lowrey, though, pulled the trigger, wounding the victim, police said.

Police also said Lowrey believed Pincombe may have loaded the weapon while he was in the bathroom.

Lowrey originally pleaded not guilty to a count of murder with a deadly weapon in the case. He was later released from custody after posting $200,000 bail.

Cherish Pincombe's family members were in attendance for Lowrey's plea hearing Friday. The family remarked it was ready to move on.

"[We're] ready to close this door and, hopefully, now allow our family to heal," said the victim's sister, Jessica Pincombe, in a statement. "I am looking forward to face him on sentencing day. Justice will be served one way or another. God is good."

Lowrey's sentencing in Clark County District Court was scheduled for Oct. 24.

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