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Man in road-rage shooting said he got scared

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ST. ALBANS, Vt. (AP) - A Vermont man accused of shooting to death a woman during a road-rage dispute says in a police recording that he got scared as she charged at him "like a six-point buck coming up over a hill" and he fired his gun.

The Burlington Free Press reports Matthew Webster's hour-long interview with police was played at a hearing in St. Albans Thursday.

The 30-year-old Webster of Swanton said he felt immediate remorse and then tried to reload his gun to shoot himself, but the gun failed to fire.

Webster has pleaded not guilty to the September shooting death of 30-year-old Anna Alger of Highgate.

Webster allegedly ran a red light and was nearly struck by Alger's car. Alger got out and was yelling as she approached Webster.

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