OR - Sleeping boy killed by hunter
November 10, 2009
Teen killed while sleeping at Ore. hunting camp
TERREBONNE, Ore. — Authorities say a 14-year-old boy is dead and his
cousin is in custody after a bullet came through the wall of the motor home
the boy was sleeping in at a central Oregon hunting camp and struck him in
Crook County Sheriff Rodd Clark says investigators believe the bullet was
fired from a distance by 21-year-old Brandon Hornseth of Lonepine.
Hornseth was arrested Monday night on suspicion of first-degree
manslaughter and other charges in the death of his cousin Justin Butler of
Culver. Hornseth was being held at the Crook County Jail; it was unknown if
he had an attorney.
Butler and his family were elk hunting at the family ranch in Terrebonne
when gunshots were heard early Sunday. Those inside in the motor home turned
on the lights and discovered the teen had been shot.
Sheriff's Sgt. James Savage said the investigation was ongoing but the
shooting didn't appear to be intentional.
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