Martha Socorro Marin's Shooting Death by BB Gun Ruled an Accident

Criminal charges will not be pursued against a 34-year-old Santa Ana man who killed his longtime girlfriend in April with a shot from a BB gun, according to authorities.

Martha Socorro Marin, 32, suffered a small wound to her upper chest in the April 18 shooting inside the guesthouse she shared with her boyfriend of 14 years, behind her parents' home in the 1000 block of South Austin Street. Paramedics kept her alive that morning until she reached UCI Medical Center in Orange, where she later died.

Martha Socorro Marin Dies from BB Gunshot

"We have an accident with a non-deadly weapon," Deputy District Attorney Sonia Balleste reportedly told City News Service on Tuesday.

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Marin and her boyfriend were the parents of two children.

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