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Updated Feb 19, 2014 - 12:03 pm

Phoenix woman pleads not guilty in boyfriend’s fatal shooting

PHOENIX — A 24-year-old woman has pleaded not guilty in the fatal shooting
of her boyfriend on a landing of the Phoenix apartment complex where they lived.

Ashley Elizabeth Eide was arrested in the Feb. 1 shooting death of 26-year-old
Fernando Ruelas.

She was charged with manslaughter and misconduct involving weapons. She entered
her plea Wednesday in Maricopa County Superior Court.

Police said Eide told investigators that she and Ruelas argued and he hit her
several times.

She told police that she feared for her life but didn’t mean to shoot him.

Officers said Eide had injuries to her face when they arrived at the apartment
complex.

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