Autopsy: Maine hunter shot in the chest

9:55 PM, Nov 26, 2012   |    comments
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WALES, Maine (AP) - The medical examiner says a 49-year-old Maine man who was killed in a hunting-related shooting died from a gunshot wound to the chest.

The Maine Medical Examiner's Office issued its conclusion following an autopsy on the body of Gerard Parent, who was killed on Nov. 20.

The Maine Warden Service says Parent was shot by Christopher Austin of Wales as they were hunting separately for the same deer. Austin fired two shots, while Parent fired one. The Portland Press Herald says the shooting was reported shortly before the state-required end of the hunting day.

Mark Belserene of the Maine Medical Examiner's Office said Monday that the death is classified as a homicide, meaning the death was caused by another person.







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