• Shooting case ends in deferred sentence
    May 10,2013
     

    NEWPORT ó A Vermont man who accidentally shot his friend while hunting bear in 2011 has received a deferred sentence after pleading no contest to aggravated assault.

    The Caledonian-Record reported that Conrad Masse of Craftsbury will see the felony expunged from his record if he stays out of trouble for the next 18 months. The maximum sentence is 15 years in jail.

    The 78-year-old Masse shot a bear, but also shot Wayne Goff as they hunted in Albany. The bullet entered Goffís body near his waistline on the right side, traveled through his body, and exited just above his left buttock.

    Masseís lawyer said as part of the plea agreement, Masse will cooperate with insurance companies in resolving a matter in civil court. He said Goff has made a nearly full recovery.

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