OR: Deer hunter accused of killing man near Silverton
November 3, 2010
Deer hunter accused of killing man near Silverton
SALEM, Ore. (AP) -- Marion County sheriff's deputies arrested a deer
hunter in the shooting death of a man who was gathering plants for floral
arrangements in the woods east of Silverton.
The sheriff's office says after 20-year-old Elias Sontay of Woodburn was
shot Tuesday afternoon, a friend going for help noticed the hunters driving
The Oregonian reports Oregon State Police troopers stopped the car and
50-year-old William C. Rogers of Brooks was arrested, facing a negligent
Rogers said he fired at what he thought was a deer, saw a deer run away
and thought he had missed.
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