Report: Hunter from Queens accidental...

Report: Hunter from Queens accidentally shoots, kills toddler

There are 13 comments on the Newsday.com story from Nov 17, 2008, titled Report: Hunter from Queens accidentally shoots, kills toddler. In it, Newsday.com reports that:

An upstate toddler is dead and a New York City man is charged with manslaughter after a hunting accident in the Hudson Valley.

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Since: Jun 08

Brooklyn, NY

#1 Nov 18, 2008
I really have to wonder why parents would let their child play in the woods during hunting season. The hunter did nothing wrong if his friend really does own the property.
Sad story.
Jimmy

Yonkers, NY

#2 Nov 18, 2008
Death Race wrote:
I really have to wonder why parents would let their child play in the woods during hunting season. The hunter did nothing wrong if his friend really does own the property.
Sad story.
The child was in the house not in the woods #1 hunters were on private property and told to leave before the accident occured.
Watch the Gap

New York, NY

#3 Nov 18, 2008
Jimmy wrote:
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The child was in the house not in the woods #1 hunters were on private property and told to leave before the accident occured.
Also, from what I've read elsewhere, the rifle this idiot was using was WAY too powerful to be used in such a populated area.

He also violated the basics of gun safety by firing without being absolutely sure that nobody was in the area behind his target.

He either failed to make sure there was no home beyond his target, or knew it was there and didn't care.

Lock him up!
Note

Bayonne, NJ

#4 Nov 18, 2008
It is odd how trailers attract bad luck!
Tired of the nonsense

Jamaica, NY

#5 Nov 18, 2008
Note wrote:
It is odd how trailers attract bad luck!
And Tornados!

Since: Jun 08

Brooklyn, NY

#6 Nov 18, 2008
Jimmy wrote:
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The child was in the house not in the woods #1 hunters were on private property and told to leave before the accident occured.
That's not what I heard or read. I'll keep an open mind and inquire.
Watch the Gap

New York, NY

#7 Nov 18, 2008
Death Race wrote:
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That's not what I heard or read. I'll keep an open mind and inquire.
More details:

http://www.recordonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/art...

http://gothamist.com/2008/11/18/sixteenmontho...

http://wcbstv.com/topstories/hunting.accident...
Hunters friend

AOL

#8 Nov 18, 2008
Hello all 3 hours before the accident I was in my driveway talking to Eddie and my neighbor about the morning hunt. He is a good man and when approached about what had happened he dropped to the ground and cried.
2 years earlier he lost a daughter to cancer; this just brings it home even more. I can't imagine losing a 16 month old child, and at the same time the pain of finding out he killed a baby!
My prayers go out to the baby and family, and to my friend Eddie. This is truly a tragedy to both parties and to hunting in Sullivan County and the town of Bethel.
Watch the Gap

New York, NY

#9 Nov 18, 2008
Hunters friend wrote:
Hello all 3 hours before the accident I was in my driveway talking to Eddie and my neighbor about the morning hunt. He is a good man and when approached about what had happened he dropped to the ground and cried.
2 years earlier he lost a daughter to cancer; this just brings it home even more. I can't imagine losing a 16 month old child, and at the same time the pain of finding out he killed a baby!
My prayers go out to the baby and family, and to my friend Eddie. This is truly a tragedy to both parties and to hunting in Sullivan County and the town of Bethel.
I'm sure your friend is not a monster, but according to the reports he behaved in a horribly reckless manner and caused the death of an innocent baby girl. Having lost a child himself should have made him more dilligent to avoid killing someone else's child.

If he had obeyed hunting regulations and followed the basics of firearms safety, this tragedy never would have happened.

Why a .300 WinMag for deer in a populated area? Why hunt 400 feet from a residence? Why fire when the ground beyond the target was not clear?

Since: Jun 08

Brooklyn, NY

#10 Nov 18, 2008
Watch the Gap wrote:
Thanks for the links. They updated the news finally also.
Is that really a trailer in the pictures though? Looked more like a tool shed.
Sad story.
Gina love

Santa Barbara, CA

#11 Nov 2, 2009
Note wrote:
It is odd how trailers attract bad luck!
you must have lived in one loser
Gina love

Santa Barbara, CA

#12 Nov 2, 2009
Watch the Gap wrote:
<quoted text> I'm sure your friend is not a monster, but according to the reports he behaved in a horribly reckless manner and caused the death of an innocent baby girl. Having lost a child himself should have made him more dilligent to avoid killing someone else's child. If he had obeyed hunting regulations and followed the basics of firearms safety, this tragedy never would have happened. Why a .300 WinMag for deer in a populated area? Why hunt 400 feet from a residence? Why fire when the ground beyond the target was not clear?
your a dum ash
Gina love

Santa Barbara, CA

#13 Nov 12, 2009
Watch the Gap wrote:
<quoted text> I'm sure your friend is not a monster, but according to the reports he behaved in a horribly reckless manner and caused the death of an innocent baby girl. Having lost a child himself should have made him more dilligent to avoid killing someone else's child. If he had obeyed hunting regulations and followed the basics of firearms safety, this tragedy never would have happened. Why a .300 WinMag for deer in a populated area? Why hunt 400 feet from a residence? Why fire when the ground beyond the target was not clear?
are you a judge it was an accident and a innocent child suffered

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