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Turns out Mark Ruffalo's brother shot himself



The prime suspect in the shooting death of Mark Ruffalo's brother Scott, 26-year-old Shaha Mishaal Adham (pictured), has been cleared of any wrongdoing. Adham was released from the Beverly Hills jail after cops got ahold of evidence that Scott shot himself by accident, the AP reports.

Tbdshahaadham121108_2 Attorney Ronald Richards said he presented evidence to detectives during a five-hour meeting Tuesday night that proved Adham was essentially a witness to a game of Russian Roulette on Dec. 1.

"This was an accidental shooting by someone that plays with guns," Richards said. He said Adham, a friend of Scott's, had gone to the hairdresser's condo to retrieve keys to her SUV, then fled the scene.

"A series of wrong decisions starting with her not staying at the scene of the shooting caused an incredible chain reaction of stupidity and bad luck," Richards said. He said she received poor legal advice from other attorneys before her surrender.

Another man wanted for questioning, Brian B. Scofield, was released after turning himself in for questioning Monday.

[Photo: AP]


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