MA: man arraigned in hunting shooting
Forestdale man arraigned in hunting shooting
April 28, 2009
NANTUCKET - A Forestdale man pleaded not guilty yesterday in a Nantucket
court in connection with shooting another man on the first day of shotgun
deer season on Nantucket in December.
Mark McDonnell is charged with "causing personal injury with a hunting
weapon." A pre-trial hearing is scheduled for July 8.
McDonnell allegedly shot Anthony Sciarrillo, 45, of East Falmouth, in his
legs and abdomen Dec. 1 in the first hour of shotgun deer hunting season as
he and four friends were looking for deer in woods off Eel Point Road on
McDonnell was not part of Sciarrillo's hunting party. The two men had
Sciarrillo, a self-employed contractor and life-long hunter, underwent
three surgeries as a result of the injuries, which included a broken leg,
nicked femoral artery, pierced intestines, and shredded nerves and muscle.
There were a total of six hunting incidents statewide in 2008 involving
hunters who shot other hunters or hunters who accidentally shot themselves,
according to a spokeswoman for the Massachusetts Environmental Police.
Sciarrillo was shot Dec. 1 in the first hour of shotgun deer hunting
season as he and four friends were looking for deer in woods off Eel Point
Road on Nantucket.
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