March 30, 2010
Beard Blamed in Turkey Hunting Death
By Chad Love
A man's camouflage clothing and beard apparently contributed to his shooting death in a weekend hunting accident, Tehama County Sheriff Clay Parker said Monday. Larry Gene Pendley, 54, of Vacaville was shot in the head Saturday morning with a 12-gauge shotgun on the opening day of turkey hunting season ... by Stephen Henderson, 50, of Fremont ...
... Pendley was on all fours and crawling through the brush. Henderson shot Pendley because he thought he was a turkey, also in part because of Pendley's long beard, Parker said. "It was one of those split-second decisions," Parker said.
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