Local & Regional
Sun September 5, 2010
By Associated Press
Wilburton, OK – Okla. hunter's death ruled a homicide
WILBURTON, Okla. (AP) A Hartshorne man's deer-hunting death has been ruled a homicide, but his widow says charging the friend who shot him would be another tragedy.
Forty-four-year-old John Morgan was fatally shot last October in the Gowen Mountain area. Investigators say his friend, 70-year-old Jack Zearley, fired a high-powered rifle at a deer that was between him and Morgan.
Dana Morgan told The Oklahoman that charging her husband's friend, Zearley, would be a "tragedy upon a tragedy."
Latimer County District Attorney Jeff Smith hasn't decided whether charges will be filed.
Zearley doesn't not have a published telephone number and couldn't be reached for comment.
Information from: The Oklahoman, http://www.newsok.com