Western Pennsylvania hunter pleads to game violation in accidental fatal shooting of friend


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EBENSBURG, Pennsylvania — A western Pennsylvania hunter has pleaded guilty to a state game violation in the accidental, fatal shooting of a friend.

The (Johnstown) Tribune-Democrat (http://bit.ly/1q1pVHN ) reports 30-year-old Matthew Nadolsky, of Windber, pleaded guilty Thursday in Cambria County to a misdemeanor count of shooting at another human being.

Pennsylvania Game Commission officials determined the shooting last Dec. 7 was an accident, but still warranted a citation because of how it happened.

The hunting party of a dozen men was driving deer out of the woods, but instead of staying in a straight line, moved into a semi-circle. When Nadolsky shot at a deer he instead struck 42-year-old Timothy Bruce, of Asheville.

Nadolsky faces up to 18 months in jail, a $10,000 fine and loss of hunting privileges for up to 15 years when he's sentenced next month.

Information from: The Tribune-Democrat, http://www.tribune-democrat.com

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