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Louisiana man charged with killing friend while hog hunting

5 years 2 weeks 6 days ago Monday, November 12 2018 Nov 12, 2018 November 12, 2018 10:33 AM November 12, 2018 in News
Source: Associated Press
Photo: St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office

SLIDELL, La. (AP) - A man in Louisiana has been arrested and charged with killing a friend while they were hunting hogs in a swamp.

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office said in a news release that 22-year-old Donald Jones of Pearl River was arrested Saturday after he told wildlife officials he accidentally shot his friend while they were hunting in the Honey Island Swamp. Jones is charged with negligent homicide in the death of 23-year-old Zachary Swanson of Slidell.

The sheriff's office said that Jones fired toward a hog but hit Swanson. The sheriff's report said Jones knew that Swanson was not wearing "hunter's orange" clothing but did not know where Swanson was when he fired at the hog. It was not known whether Jones has an attorney.

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