Charges dropped against New York hunter who shot neighbor

An upstate New York hunter who fatally shot a neighbor he mistook for a deer is no longer facing charges.

According to the Democrat & Chronicle , Chautauqua (shuh-TAH'-kwah) County District Attorney Patrick Swanson says the manslaughter charge against Thomas B. Jadlowski has been dismissed.

County Judge David Foley had an issue with how the prosecutor instructed grand jury members during questioning. Swanson says he expects to decide within a week whether to present the case to another grand jury.

Rosemary Billquist, a hospital worker and hospice volunteer, was shot Nov. 22 while walking her dogs in a field behind her home.

Jadlowski heard Billquist cry out after firing, ran to her, called 911 and administered first aid until emergency responders arrived.

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Information from: Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, http://www.democratandchronicle.com