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UAW VP pleads no contest in wife's shooting

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United Auto Workers vice president General Holiefield has pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor charge following the accidental shooting of his wife in their suburban Detroit home.

Holiefield entered the plea Wednesday in a Clinton Township court, where he was originally scheduled to be arraigned next Wednesday. The charge is reckless discharge of a firearm.

The 60-year-old Holiefield was cleaning a handgun Dec. 30 in his Harrison Township home when one shot fired, striking 50-year-old Monica Morgan in the abdomen. Morgan accompanied her husband to court.

The charge will be dismissed if he doesn't have another criminal offense within six months.

A no contest plea isn't an admission of guilt but is treated as such for sentencing purposes.

Holiefield is retiring this year from the UAW.

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