Prosecutors want stronger count in brother killing

2012-10-03T09:09:00Z Prosecutors want stronger count in brother killingThe Associated Press The Associated Press
October 03, 2012 9:09 am  • 

SALT LAKE CITY — Prosecutors are asking a Utah judge to reinstate a stronger charge against a 27-year-old West Haven man accused in the shooting death of his teenage brother on a camping trip.

Juab County Attorney Jared Eldridge argues Eric Charlton was being reckless when he pointed a gun at 17-year-old Cameron Charlton and pulled the trigger.

He's challenging a judge's recent ruling that the older brother should face a misdemeanor count of negligent homicide rather than felony manslaughter.

Cameron Charlton was shot in the head on May 28 while camping with family and friends at Yuba Lake State Park.

Police say it was an accident that happened when the older brother was showing the teen a gun.

Eldridge wants a manslaughter charge and a jury trial.


Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune,

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