A woman arrested in the shooting death of actor Mark Ruffalo’s brother has been cleared of charges and released from the Beverly Hills jail where she had been held since Monday afternoon, according to the Associated Press. An attorney representing the woman, Shaha Mishaal Adham, 26, says she was cleared after police were presented with evidence on Tuesday night showing that the gunshot that killed Scott Ruffalo on Dec. 1 was self-inflicted. The lawyer said Ruffalo shot himself in the head during what was essentially a game of Russian Roulette and that Adham was merely a witness to the incident. “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,” the attorney reportedly said, adding that she received poor legal advice from other attorneys before her surrender to police earlier this week.
Ruffalo, 39, died on Monday after being removed from life support at a Los Angeles hospital. His family released a statement thanking the public for support. “Mark Ruffalo and his family deeply appreciate the outpouring of prayers and support during this most difficult time of the passing of Scott Ruffalo, beloved son, brother and husband,” the statement read.