• WVa man convicted in hunting bow death

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    LEWISBURG, W.Va. - A West Virginia man has been convicted of volunteer manslaughter in the shooting of a man with a hunting bow.

    WVVA-TV reports Greenbrier County jurors found 25-year-old Carl Wayne Rich of Charmco guilty Friday in the June 2018 death of 29-year-old Jeffery Booth.

    Rich testified he threatened Booth with the bow but did not intentionally shoot him. Rich says Booth had startled him and the bow accidentally fired.

    According to a criminal complaint, Rich believed Booth had taken his cell phone. A witness testified at the trial that the phone was later found at the home of someone else.

    Rich initially was charged with first-degree murder.


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