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Involuntary manslaughter charge for man accused in deadly hunting accident

A hunter accused of killing one Ferrum College student and wounding another will face an involuntary manslaughter charge.

Franklin County (Va.) General District Court Judge George Jones certified the manslaughter charge against 31-year-old Jason David Cloutier on Wednesday. The case now goes to circuit court.

Jones dismissed two other charges, trespassing and reckless handling of a firearm.

Authorities say Cloutier mistook 23-year-old Jessica Goode, of Winchester, and 20-year-old Regis Boudinot for deer while hunting in a wooded area adjacent to the college campus on Nov. 11.

Goode died after being shot in the chest. Boudinot was shot in the hand.

-- Associated Press

By Washington Post Editors  |  March 25, 2010; 8:19 AM ET
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Comments

I remember this incident. Too bad he can't be charged with being stupid also.

Posted by: jckdoors | March 25, 2010 10:47 AM | Report abuse

Too bad the students were so stupid as to be playing in the forest during Deer season.

Posted by: Etek | March 25, 2010 12:27 PM | Report abuse

He should be charged with capital murder. you do not point your gun at anything unless you know what it is and intend to shoot it.
the wooded area he was in is adjacent to the university. he should of expected the possiblity of students.

Posted by: MarilynManson | March 25, 2010 12:57 PM | Report abuse


Hey "Etek"...who wrote "Too bad the students were so stupid as to be playing in the forest during Deer season"....
I am a deer hunter, and I have never posted anything before. But you should wonder if the mother of this person is reading your post. Is it there responsibility to know when deer season is in? NO. It is the responsibility of the hunter to know what he is aiming at. Perhaps you should take a hunter safety course.

Posted by: bbell928 | March 25, 2010 1:05 PM | Report abuse

Too bad the students were so stupid as to be playing in the forest during Deer season.

Posted by: Etek | March 25, 2010 12:27 PM | Report abuse

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Or perhaps you should do us all a favor and go shoot yourself. Thanks.


Posted by: savethepcbs | March 25, 2010 1:55 PM | Report abuse

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