Woman on trial after shooting husband, mistaking him for bear

Woman hysterical after learning husband was dead, guide says

A woman is on trial for killing her husband because she mistook him for a bear. Mary Beth Harshbarger of Pennsylvania says she thought she was firing a black bear in the woods during a hunting trip but instead hit her husband. When a local guide, Lambert Greene, found Mark Harshbarger laying face down on the ground covered in blood with no signs of life, he told Mary Beth that her husband was dead, and she became “hysterical.” She currently faces one count of criminal negligence causing death in the Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador and a penalty of four years to life in prison.

Toronto Star

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