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Cambria Co. man charged in connection with deadly hunting accident
By: Melanie Gillespie
ADAMS TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- A Cambria County man is facing a number of penalties after he was charged in connection with a deadly hunting accident by the Pennsylvania State Game Commission, but he is not facing murder or homicide charges.
The Game Commission said the man who pulled the trigger and fired the bullet that killed Timothy Bruce did not have intentions of doing so.
The wildlife code that Matthew Nadolsky, of Dunlo, is facing describes the behavior as careless and negligent.
It happened in early December on Seesetown Road in Adams Township. Investigators said Nadolsky and Bruce were in a group of eight hunters when a stray bullet struck Bruce in the stomach.
The game commission said officers charged Nadolsky with a misdemeanor, but he could be facing up to a $10,000 fine and up to 18 months in jail. Game Commission investigators do not believe they'll seek jail time.
If Nadolsky is found guilty or pleads guilty, he could also lose his hunting license for 15 years.
The fine will be paid to the victim's family rather than the Game Commission, officials said.