was doing some research for a hunters ed class that I will be hosting this weekend and found this
Gaylord, Minn. (AP) — A Belle Plaine man charged with fatally shooting his 8-year-old son in a hunting accident pleaded guilty to second-degree manslaughter.
Forty-year-old Anthony Klaseus entered his plea Thursday in Sibley County District Court on Thursday. Charges of trespassing and hunting without a license were dropped.
Klaseus admitted to shooting his son, Hunter, but maintained it was an accident.
Prosecutors say Klasesus and Hunter - who was dressed in camouflage - were hunting April 19 when he said he mistook the boy for a turkey and fired.
Officers that responded to the shooting found Hunter with pellet wounds through his neck and torso.
A breath test administered at the scene to Anthony Klaseus registered a blood-alcohol concentration of 0.06 percent. A urine test revealed the presence of marijuana but the exact concentration hasn't been disclosed.