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An Ankeny man charged with accidentally killing his daughter appeared in court Monday.

The court held a preliminary hearing for 51-year-old Scott Hazelbaker where a judge confirmed the charges of involuntary manslaughter and assault causing serious injury.

Police found 18-year-old Emily Hazelbaker dead from a single gunshot wound on June 15th.

Hazelbaker told investigators he didn’t know the gun was loaded.

He’ll be arraigned on July 26th.