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Hunter is sentenced to prison for having shot a jogger

He should also pay 38.600 kronor in damages to the 76-year-old jogger as an early novembermorgon was shot on a country road in Klippan municipality.

The 48-year-old hunter admitted that he fired the shot from 176 yards away met a 76-year-old man who jogged on a country road one early novembermorgon last year, but claims it was an accident. He thought it was a deer he shot, he repeated over and over again during the trial.

the Helsingborg district court notes in its judgment that it was just lucky that the damage was not more serious than they were. The jogger was exposed to a concrete danger of death, according to the court.

But the hunter was looking to shoot at a man be considered not proven.

Photographs from the hunter's infrared camera which shows the victim outside his property. The images of the film was not considered to be sufficient evidence that the hunter knew it was a man he aimed against the. The hunter himself has said that he thought he shot at a deer. Photo: Police/TT

for gross negligence for personal injury and also for aggravated hunting crimes, among other things, on the grounds that he used värmesikte without permission.

the Prosecutor had wanted the hunter convicted of attempted murder or very serious assaults, but the film is saved from the hunter's värmesikte is not a sufficient proof that there was intent to shoot a person. In the judgment the reasoning right around the ”efterklokhetsfällan”.

”We who see the film in retrospect know that it is a man. Then there is according to research a large risk that we overestimate our ability to detect it in skottögonblicket,” says alderman Sofia Tollgerdt in a press release.

Images from the infrared camera shows when the plaintiff moves along the road before he was shot. Photo: Police/TT


" I have worked with this investigation long time and have seen the movie several times and think it is pretty obvious when you look at the film. But there are other perceptions, " he says to TT.

He has not yet taken a position on whether the judgment should be appealed.

Despite the fact that the hunter is not convicted of attempted murder so is the 76-year-old jogger relieved, according to his complainant Johan Landén.

"Yes, even if the right has not made the assessment of intent so has the aggravating circumstances led to my principal received greater compensation than practice, and that the penalty been higher," he says to TT and continues:It is important that the accused is convicted and he is sentenced to prison.

if the court's assessment that the lack of evidence that the hunter had the intention to shoot the particular 76-year-old.

– at the same time expressing my principal that it's nice that it was not a deliberate killing shots were fired.

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