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Posted at 7:44 AM ET, 01/20/2011

Manslaughter charge in Va. hunter's death

By The Roanoke Times

A Clifton Forge man has been charged with involuntary manslaughter in the Nov. 13 shooting death of a fellow deer hunter in Alleghany County.

Forty-seven-year-old Burrell Hall was arrested on Wednesday and charged in connection with the death of Travis Scott Persinger, a 27-year-old Covington man.

Alleghany County's commonwealth attorney, Ed Stein, described the shooting as accidental.

Hall's telephone number could not be determined, and Stein did not know if he had retained an attorney.

The Roanoke Times reports that arraignment is scheduled for Jan. 27. The felony charge carries a maximum sentence of 10 years.

By The Roanoke Times  | January 20, 2011; 7:44 AM ET
Categories:  Virginia  
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