Charges reinstated against western New York hunter who shot neighbor

Manslaughter charges have been reinstated against a western New York hunter who fatally shot a neighbor he mistook for a deer.

Posted: Mar 19, 2018 9:52 PM

MAYVILLE, N.Y. (AP) - Manslaughter charges have been reinstated against a western New York hunter who fatally shot a neighbor he mistook for a deer.

Chautauqua (shuh-TAH'-kwah) County District Attorney Patrick Swanson says a grand jury has handed up the same charge against Thomas B. Jadlowski that a judge previously dismissed.

In February, County Judge David Foley dismissed the charge because he had an issue with how the prosecutor instructed grand jury members during questioning.

Rosemary Billquist, a 43-year-old hospital worker and hospice volunteer, was shot while walking her two yellow Labrador retrievers in a field behind her home the evening of Nov. 22.

Jadlowski heard Billquist cry out after firing. He ran to her, called 911 and administered first aid until emergency responders arrived.

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Information from: Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, http://www.democratandchronicle.com

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3/19/2018 12:35:00 PM (GMT -4:00)

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