Family defends the 16-year-old girl arrested for killing boyfriend

EAU CLAIRE, Mich. -- The family of Destiny Coulson, the 16-year-old girl arrested for killing her boyfriend 21-year-old D.J. Quinn, says Coulson did not commit the crime.

Quinn was found shot in the face early Tuesday morning at a home the pair were living in off Shanghai road in Pipestone Township.


Police arrested Coulson and charged her with 2nd degree murder. However, the family says Coulson is not a monster and say she would not kill Quinn.


The family believes Coulson loved Quinn and say she had plans to marry him later this year.


News of the 21-year-old's death shocked the small community of Eau Claire.

Police say Quinn died from a gunshot to the face around 3:30 a.m. on Tuesday.


However, there was no one more shocked than her own family, who says Coulson is a sweet, timid girl who is not capable of killing anyone, let alone the man she was set to marry.


The family now has their own ideas about what happen that night. Since the couple had been drinking, family members believe the whole thing was an accident.


As for the shotgun that killed Quinn, the family says it was Quinn's gun, which he had with him because he planned on selling the gun to Coulson's grandfather.


Coulson is currently being held on a $500,000 bond and will remain in police custody until her first court appearance on February 10th.


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