13-Year-Old Accidentally Kills Stepfather While Hunting

Saturday, November 17th 2012, 11:20 pm
By: News On 6

Saturday was the opening day of rifle season, and it began tragically.

A 13-year-old accidentally shot and killed his stepfather during a hunting trip near Miami today.

According to a game warden, the boy, his stepfather and a family friend had just gotten back to their vehicle and were unloading their rifles when the boy's went off.

Robert Chestnut, 41, of Wyandotte, was flown to a Joplin hospital, where he died in surgery.

The game warden said it has already been ruled an accident.