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Texas prosecutor who fired gun demoted

Published On: Dec 24 2013 03:54:27 PM CST
Updated On: Nov 19 2013 03:26:41 PM CST
Texas Flag news
WACO, Texas (AP) -

A Central Texas prosecutor who accidentally fired a bullet through a glass office window while admiring a colleague's new gun has been demoted.
    
Michael Jarrett will get less pay and more oversight from McLennan County District Attorney Abel Reyna.
    
Nobody was hurt Nov. 4 as the bullet broke the window and hit a nearby brick wall.
    
Jarrett, who says he thought the gun wasn't loaded, formerly was first assistant district attorney. Reyna on Friday promoted his deputy first assistant, Greg Davis, to first assistant DA. Jarrett will become an assistant district attorney handling cases assigned by Reyna, who also cited personnel matters for the move.
    
Davis and Jarrett also swapped salaries. Jarrett dropped from $117,863 to $103,600 annually. Davis gets the higher pay.