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NH man convicted in hunting death

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NORTH HAVERHILL, N.H. (AP) - A New Hampshire hunter has been convicted of negligent homicide in the shooting death of a Massachusetts man in 2011.

Wade Holmes, 50, of Lisbon, also was convicted Wednesday of reckless conduct with a deadly weapon in the death of Kenneth Brunelle of Marlboro, Mass.

Brunelle was unarmed and walking with his father and brother on opening day of firearm deer season when he was shot once and instantly killed.

The Caledonian Record reports Holmes faces a maximum sentence of 3½ to seven in prison. His sentencing hasn't been scheduled yet.

Defense attorney Leonard Harden argued Holmes shot at a doe that appeared between Holmes and Brunelle. He said Brunelle's camouflage clothing, position in the woods and the area's undergrowth made him hard to see.

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