A State Police trooper who shot a woman in a hunting accident is in the clear, at least criminally.To me this sounds like a disgraceful coverup of the cop's negligence. Actually it was double negligence. He thought the dog was a deer and then shot the WOMAN. It's hard to even imagine how something like that could happen.
Cheryl Blair was walking her dogs in Norton on New Year’s Eve when her neighbor, John Bergeron, mistook her dog for a deer and shot her.
Bergeron was charged with negligence but a clerk magistrate has thrown out the case. The State Police determined the shooting was accidental.
The trooper has a permit for the black powder rifle, and was out within the deer hunting season.
The bullet shattered Blair’s hip and she has had to undergo at least nine surgeries for infections. She has filed a lawsuit against Bergeron.
What's your opinion? Shouldn't hunters be held responsible for adhering to the 4 Rules of Gun Safety like everybody else?
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