Hiccups are annoyingly hard to to get rid of.  An Army solider was just hoping to scare them out of a friend when his plan went horribly wrong.  What was supposed to be a remedy has now led to charges of manslaughter.

Pfc. Patrick Edward Myers was watching football and drinking with two friends on Sunday night at a home in Killeen, Texas when 22-year old Pfc. Isaac Lawrence Young came down with a case of the hiccups.  Myers reportedly attempted to scare the ailment out of Young by pointing a gun to his head and pulling the trigger.  Young was struck in the eye, and died while en route to the hospital.

Myers, a soldier at Ft. Hood, claims he thought the gun was filled with dummy rounds.  He has been charged with second-degree manslaughter and is now in a Bell County, Texas jail.  A bail bond has been set for $1 million dollar.  He faces 20 years in prison.

The victim, Pfc. Isaac Lawrence Young, entered active duty in May 2011 as a motor transport operator. He had been assigned to Ft. Hood since September 2012.