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Randolph Hunter Granted New Trial

Man Convicted Of Shooting Bus Originally Sentenced To One Year

July 24, 2013

RANDOLPH — A Randolph hunter convicted last year of accidentally shooting a school bus has been granted a new trial....

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KCW007

Jul-24-13 5:46 AM

So can it now be rightfully argued by the defense that the prosecutor's last minute, so called "misstatement" actually constituted the state's abandonment of all charges that might result in jail time? If so, does that also mean that those charges cannot now be reinstated in the new trial under double jeopardy? Also, in the article appearing on page B1 in yesterday's Buffalo paper, the defense contends that the prosecution never presented "conclusive proof" (forensic evidence?) that bullet actually came from the defendant's gun. The whole thing looks like regular comedy of errors with nobody paying any attention as to what was going on.

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Larry1

Jul-24-13 10:16 AM

This was just an accident. Luckily no one got hurt. I think he has been punished enough. What purpose would jail time serve?

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Monkeyboy

Jul-24-13 1:21 PM

It would keep him from shooting another school bus for a year.

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bluesman

Jul-24-13 2:35 PM

If memory serves, that bullet traveled about 1500 ft. before it hit the bus. Had the bus not been there it would have gone even farther. You can't make that mistake. You have to know what's behind your target. I'm ok with probation, but he shouldn't be allowed to hunt again. He didn't know the bus was there, but he knew the road was there.

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