Son of Idaho Senator Accidentally Shoots Wife in Buttocks


The son of eastern Idaho Democratic Sen. Edgar Malepeai reportedly shot his wife in the buttocks earlier this week.

The Idaho Falls Post-Register reports that 37-year-old Ian Malepeai was hunting with his wife, 31-year-old Hailey Hodges, on Monday, when, while removing a 7 mm rifle from their pickup truck, he discharged the weapon, sending a bullet into her backside.

Bonneville County Sheriff's deputies told the Post-Register that Hodges was transported to a hospital, where she was in stable condition after treatment.

Edgar Malepeai, a five-term legislator and outgoing Senate minority Leader, announced earlier this year that he would not seek re-election.