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Elderly woman shot dead by hunter who mistook her for deer

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A 72-year-old woman named Jane Rust was shot dead in Northwest Arkansas after a hunter mistook for deer. Rust, who had been taking pictures of the woods, was killed by 61-year-old hunter Dale Williams, last Sunday.

Speaking to the local press, Sheriff Larry Jones said: “When you pull that trigger, you don’t know where it’s going to end up. The gentleman was hunting in the area and jumped a deer in that vicinity where the female was shot, he thought he’d seen a deer and shot.”

A neighbour, Charles Kerr, told reporters: “We don’t see an ambulance or a police car out in this area unless it’s usually something pretty serious. It was shocking to me. I heard the ambulance go by here yesterday and police car. I didn’t know at the time what was going on.”

According to the local press, Williams has yet to be charged and may face prosecution after ongoing investigations conclude.Follow us on Social Media

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