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CT: Litchfield Man Charged In Fatal Hunting Accident

May 2, 2011

By Samia Hernandez and Alexis Harrison, Articles.Courant.com


LITCHFIELD — A 66-year-old man is facing charges in connection with a fatal hunting-related death at the Harwinton Rod and Gun Club.
 
Danny F. Prego was charged Wednesday by state environmental police with first-degree negligent hunting, a class D felony, punishable by up to five years in prison.
 
Prego was hunting with Richard N. Lesniewski, also of Litchfiled, on Oct. 16, 2011, at the club in Colebrook, when Lesniewski, 65, was struck.
 
Medics responded to a report of a man who had gone into cardiac arrest after being shot in the back in wooded area off McClave Road at 3 p.m., according to the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.

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