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Malta-area teen charged in 2010 hunting death

BILLINGS (AP) — State prosecutors have filed a negligent homicide charge against a 17-year-old Malta-area boy for the October 2010 shooting death of a 16-year-old hunting companion during a deer hunt northeast of Malta.

The charge was filed in Phillips County Youth Court on Jan. 15 by Assistant Attorney General Brant Light, nearly a year after the death of Logan Wilson was ruled an accident.

The charging documents allege the teen, who was 14 at the time of Wilson's death, acknowledged that he was looking through the rifle scope and saw Wilson just before he "got excited and pulled the trigger,...

 

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