By DAVID SCHOETZ
May 7, 2008
When Minnesota authorities arrived at the scene, they found Anthony Klaseus covered in blood and extremely distraught.
"I just shot my boy," Klaseus said, according to police. "How could I shoot and kill my son? I told him to stay put while I tried to get closer to the turkeys."
On Monday, two weeks later, Sibley County prosecutors charged Klaseus, 39, with second-degree manslaughter in the April 19 homicide of his 8-year-old son.
Adding one more layer of cruelty, Klaseus and his wife had named their only son Hunter.
The boy's death is one of at least three fatalities already reported in this spring's turkey hunting season -- it's a number that often exceeds the total annual U.S. turkey-hunting related fatalities. more at link:http://www.abcnews.go.com/US/Story?id=4796252&page=1