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Woman charged with fatally shooting sleeping man

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Police say a Connecticut woman fatally shot an acquaintance as he slept, poured bleach on his hands in an attempt to remove her DNA and planned with a friend to make the death look like a botched robbery.

The Hartford Courant reports 21-year-old Ashley Pace appeared in court Wednesday and was held on $1.5 million bail.

Pace is accused of murder in the June 22 death of 37-year-old Shermane Rose. An arrest warrant says she told investigators she was afraid of him, so she took his gun, searched the internet for "how to shoot a .357 magnum" and killed him.

Police say she was seen on surveillance video purchasing bleach, which she allegedly used to clean her hands and his.