Autopsy Results Released after Odessa Woman Allegedly Shoots a Soldier

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

BLUM, TEXAS - Preliminary autopsy results are back for the soldier, allegedly shot and killed by an Odessa woman.

They show 20-year-old Private Cody Ryan Patterson died from a gunshot wound to the chest.

24-year-old April Thompson of Odessa admitted to firing the gun at him, but claims she didn't mean to hurt him.

It happened last weekend in Blum, Texas, near Waco.

Thompson remains in jail on manslaughter charges.