Baby Killed In Home By Hunter

SENT BY SUE RUSSELL

A hunter fired his high powered rifle and killed a baby inside a home.

He fired two shots from his rifle within 400 feet of a mobile home where 16-month old Charley Skala of Woodbourne, NY, was being cared for by her grandmother.

The DA said that the killing was beyond a hunting accident as the residence was within his view! [Not only was the residence within his view, but 500 feet is the minimum legal distance he should have been from the home. Minimum distances do not account for the actual distance a bullet can travel, which is several miles.]

The charge was merely second- degree manslaughter. The Sullivan County DA summed up for the media that the family was “pleased” with the sentence.[????] The hunter will get a mere 2-8 years in prison..

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