Muscatine, Iowa man charged with murder, in girlfriend's death

MUSCATINE COUNTY, Iowa- A Muscatine man's been charged with First Degree Murder in the shooting death of his 18-year-old girlfriend, according to a report from KWQC-TV.

The Muscatine County Attorney's Office says 23-year-old David Hatfield called 9-1-1 the night of Wednesday, October 16th and said his girlfriend, Kaitlyn Palmer of Muscatine, had shot herself in the head at the Saulbury Recreation Area, northwest of Muscatine.

Authorities say during the investigation, Hatfield admitted he shot her Palmer, who died at University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics in Iowa City.

Hatfield is being held in the Muscatine County Jail, on a $1,000,000 bond.

A preliminary hearing will be October 28th.