Eight years for accidental shooting

A hunter who accidentally shot and killed a young woman but did nothing to try and help her has been sentenced to eight years behind bars. António Fernandes, 61, “killed a girl, turned his back and went off”, said the president of the bench at Vila Real Court which found him guilty on various counts: gross negligent homicide, failure to give assistance and contravention of the law protecting animal species. The case dates back almost four years (click here). Fernandes was also ordered to pay the parents of the dead woman €250,000.