Authorities Say Fight OVer Xbox and Ipod Triggered Fatal Manson Shooting

January 31, 2011


fatal shooting at a Manson home last week was triggered by a fight over an IPad and an Xbox. That’s

according to court documents filed in connection with the arrest of 20 year old Steven Swinford of Chelan, the man

accused in the shooting death of 24 year old Paul Raney last Thursday night. A Chelan County Deputy reports a

witness said, “ Mr. Swinford was playing Xbox and Mr. Raney wanted to listen to his iPod. Mr. Raney went

outside and got his iPod, came back in and plugged it in. Mr. Swinford unplugged the iPod and Mr. Raney plugged it

back in. Then Mr. Swinford shot Mr. Raney.” Swinford remains in custody on suspicion of second degree

murder. His bail was set at one million dollars at his preliminary court appearance last Friday.