A hunter risks two years behind bars after he had shot dead his 18-year-old son in what he claimed to be an accidental killing.
The northern Russia hunter shot dead his 18-year-old son, saying he had mistaken him for a moose in their rural setting, the Moscow Times reports.
The prosecution says the man aimed his rifle at what he thought was a moose in poor visibility in the snowy wilderness of the Khanty-Mansiysk district, and fired.
As he approached what he believed would be an animal carcass, he came upon his teenage boy lying on the forest floor – having been killed instantly by the shot.
“The hunter fired a rifle into a moving object in poor visibility, mistakenly believing that it was a moose,” investigators told the Moscow Times.
The father has been charged with causing death by negligence, which carries a sentence of up to two years in prison.
Talk about the hunter becoming the hunted…