A Moneta woman shot and killed her boyfriend Friday when he returned early and unannounced from a business trip and she mistook him for an intruder in their home, she told Franklin County sheriff’s deputies.The woman was home alone Friday with her toddler son in the house she shared with her boyfriend, Herbert Aragon Jr., 37, in the 100 block of Peaks View Lane on The Waterfront golf course at Smith Mountain Lake, according to a sheriff’s office news release.
She had just given her son a bath and noticed that the front door, which she had locked, was open, she told deputies. Afraid an intruder was in the house, she got her handgun and searched the house.
Startled by a man, she fired the gun, she told deputies. The man, who was pronounced dead at the scene, was identified as Aragon, according to the news release.