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Manslaughter charge dismissed against man who shot his brother

Defense 'ecstatic' over ruling; Charlton still faces lesser charges

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  • Rob Logan, UT
    Sept. 21, 2012 2:18 p.m.

    I think this is fair. He didn't know there was a bullet in the gun. I think his punishment has already been given to him. He lost his brother to an accident.

  • Littlebit Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 21, 2012 3:10 p.m.

    I agree with Rob. Mistakes were made, but he is obviously remorseful and will live for the rest of his life with a lot of guilt and grief. I hope he learns something and can find some degree of peace.

  • cjb Bountiful, UT
    Sept. 21, 2012 3:55 p.m.

    I disagree with the judge. Guns should ALWAYS be treated as
    if they are loaded, ESPECIALLY if you have not verified otherwise.

    To behave otherwise is purposeful endangerment.

  • NedGrimley Brigham City, UT
    Sept. 21, 2012 4:47 p.m.

    Sometimes our own self inflicted punishment is sufficient.