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WV: 16-year old's life cut short

Bill To Honor Young Hunting Accident Victim

Posted: 12:24 AM Mar 2, 2009
Last Updated: 9:30 AM Mar 2, 2009
Reporter: Carrie Jones
Email Address: carrie.jones@wsaz.com 

Hunting Bill

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -A 16-year old's life was cut short last year after he was shot while hunting.

The hunter behind the shooting, Andrew Hardin, left Nick Caldwell in the woods where he died. Now, Caldwell's family wants lawmakers to take action.

Right now if a hunter injures someone in the woods and fails to offer them help, they only face a misdemeanor. Under bill 2695 the penalty for failing to render aid to a wounded hunter would be raised to a felony charge.

Caldwell's family has started a petition to support the bill and has placed it at businesses around St. Albans. They plan to take that petition to legislators.

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