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Accidental Shooting of Arkansas Man by Neighbor Shooting at Stray Cats

Posted on the 18 May 2012 by Mikeb302000
The Republic reports
A man in Logan County was left in critical condition after he was struck by a gunshot fired by a neighbor who was trying to shoot a stray cat. 
The Logan County Sheriff's Office says 29-year-old Terry Osburn was sitting on his porch in the Prairie View community on Tuesday when the gunshot struck him in the face. 
A 58-year-old neighbor was several hundred feet away and took aim at a stray cat with a .38-caliber handgun. The neighbor's name wasn't released but deputies say he was arrested for suspicion of second-degree battery. 
The sheriff's department says the men hadn't been arguing and that the shooting appears to have been accidental.
How does that "second-degree battery work? That should be easily bargained down to a slap on the wrist, don't you think?
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