Discussion Topic: Deer Hunter Charged With Manslaughter

From The New York Times:
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A toddler was killed by a stray bullet over the weekend when a New York City deer hunter fired his rifle too close to her grandparents' home in the Hudson Valley, the police said.

The hunter, Edward Taibi, 45, of Queens, was being held without bail on Monday after being arraigned on a charge of second-degree manslaughter in the Bethel town court in Sullivan County, the authorities said.

They said that Mr. Taibi was hunting from a tree stand on Sunday afternoon in a rural part of the county when he shot a deer. The police said he came down from the stand and fired his .30-caliber rifle again, about 400 feet from a trailer home in Swan Lake, a small community just south of the Catskill Mountains. .

Under state law, it is illegal to discharge a firearm or bow within 500 feet of an occupied residence or business. . . ._

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