Airman 1st Class Corey Hernandez pulled the trigger. Nothing was supposed to happen, except the metallic click of the hammer striking the firing pin.
Instead, the pistol fired.
Until Dec. 10, when the 23-year-old Garcia died, the Air Force had not had any reported incidents of airmen playing Trust.
Troops have played the Trust game — in different forms — for years, a few times with fatal consequences.
No court-martial in this case as the local civilian prosecutor has the case.