U.S. hunter not guilty in husband’s shooting death

CBC News

Mary Beth Harshbarger, a Pennsylvania woman who shot and killed her husband during a 2006 hunting trip in central Newfoundland, was found not guilty Friday of criminal negligence causing death.

Harshbarger, 45, who has always claimed she mistook Mark Harshbarger, 42, for a black bear while the two were hunting outside Buchans Junction, wept after hearing the verdict.

Justice Richard LeBlanc of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador brought down the decision at Grand Falls-Windsor, ending a legal saga that involved an extradition battle and a Pennsylvania family that was sharply divided over the fatal shooting.

Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/canada/newfoundland-labrador/story/2010/10/01/harshbarger-verdict-hunter-husband-101.html#ixzz117pM5EA1

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