15 January 2004
A father who accidentally shot his teenage son on a deer
hunt is to appear in court Tuesday to be arraigned on two misdemeanor counts
related to the killing.
Fourteen-year-old Brad Galloway died last month when his
father shot him while hunting, mistaking the teenager for a buck on a
hillside. Prosecutor Tommy Smith filed two misdemeanor charges against
47-year-old Gary Galloway of Greers Ferry.
Smith could have charged Galloway with felony
manslaughter, but instead filed the misdemeanors; endangering the welfare of
a child and violating the hunter-orange requirement. Neither father nor son
were wearing the required hunter's orange, the Arkansas Game and Fish
The prosecutor called the shooting an accident, however he
said that he plans to ask the judge to revoke Galloway's hunting license
because this is the second time the father has mistaken a human for an
Three hunters have died in Arkansas so far this season.
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