Debate Magazine

In Canada They Know How to Treat Hunting Accidents

Posted on the 11 August 2013 by Mikeb302000
Corey Blake was sentenced to two years' probation and $5,000 in fines for shooting a woman he thought was a moose in 2011.
Corey Blake was sentenced to two years' probation and $5,000 in fines for shooting a woman he thought was a moose in 2011.(CBC)
Local CBS News A man from Notre Dame Bay was sentenced to two years probation in a Gander court on Friday for shooting a woman he thought was a moose in November 2011.
Corey Blake, 36, pleaded guilty in March to criminal negligence causing bodily harm, hunting without a license and breaching his probation after mistaking Joan Primmer, 68, for a moose one afternoon while he was out hunting. Judge Jacqueline Jenkins said the accident had a devastating impact on both the victim and the shooter. Jenkins said the victim had been scarred both emotionally had physically, and Blake is still haunted by her screams. She sentenced Blake to almost $5,000 in fines on top of the probation, with the condition he no longer own firearms, adding that the condition was almost unnecessary because Blake said he will never hunt again.

Back to Featured Articles on Logo Paperblog

Magazine