WV Hunter Gets 1 Year in Teen's Shooting Death

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Charleston, W.Va. (AP) -- A St. Albans man has been sentenced to a year in prison for fatally shooting a teenager during a hunting trip.

Twenty-year-old Andrew Scott Hardin admitted he accidentally shot Nicholas Caldwell in April 2008 as they were turkey hunting, didn't stop to check on the 16-year-old victim afterward and went home without telling anyone about the incident.

Hardin pleaded guilty in April to a felony count of wanton endangerment along with two misdemeanors: killing a person while hunting and failure to render aid.

Kanawha County Circuit Judge Duke Bloom on Friday also ordered Hardin to pay $6,000 to the state's Crime Victims Compensation Fund as restitution for funeral expenses.

(Copyright 2009 by the Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

TheNewsCenter One Television Plaza Parkersburg, WV. 26101 304-485-4588
Copyright © 2002-2015 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 46505617 - thenewscenter.tv/a?a=46505617
Gray Television, Inc.