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NY - Man killed while illegally hunting deer

Man killed while illegally hunting deer
6:30 PM EST, November 16, 2007


A man was charged with criminally negligent homicide after he accidentally shot his nephew while they were illegally hunting deer Friday morning.

Emergency medical personnel and Cayuga County Sheriff's deputies found 33-year-old Ricky Huffman of Cortland dead at the scene of the shooting, which happened just after 7 a.m. on private property in the town of Summerhill, about 30 miles south of Syracuse.

Sheriff's investigators said Michael Hall Sr., 49, accidentally shot Huffman while they were hunting on family-owned property on the road where Hall lives. Hall was charged with criminally negligent homicide.

Huffman was wearing camouflage clothing and an orange knit hat when he was shot, deputies said.

The season for deer hunting in New York's Southern Zone does not officially begin until Saturday. It opened Oct. 20 in the Northern Zone.


Information from: The Syracuse Post-Standard, www.syracuse.com

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