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Teen Held On Murdeer Charge In Father's Hunting Death

Associated Press

November 17, 2010

SILVER CITY, N.M. (AP) – A teenage boy has been arrested and charged with an open count of murder as Grant County authorities investigate the alleged accidental shooting of his father.

County sheriff’s deputies say they dispatched Sunday night in reference to an accidental shooting in Mimbres.

The 16-year-old boy told authorities that he and his father were hunting in the McKnight Canyon area when the teen accidentally shot his dad. The boy says he then left his father to call for help.

The Silver City Sun-News says deputies and officers responded to the scene and began to search the area where the boy claimed the incident took place. But as of Monday, authorities say the man’s body hasn’t been located.

The names of the man and teenager haven’t been released.

Copyright 2010 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.


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    Whalewatcher

    over 3 years ago

    10928 Comments

    I'm sure Dad meant well, but the planning of a hunting trip with a troubled individual was flawed.

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    DALLASCRANE

    over 3 years ago

    19386 Comments

    Tragic and unpredictable teen. May Jeffrey Manning RIP.

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    Jonas

    over 3 years ago

    41190 Comments

    That's quite a kid eh! But I agree something is just not right about this.

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    HEYSARGE

    over 3 years ago

    16734 Comments

    Read all the posts folks: It's being said the body was found Tuesday morning......sick kid!!!!

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    mmarchesi

    over 3 years ago

    2686 Comments

    Yea, not a smart move on Dad's part.

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    Hbryant188

    over 3 years ago

    594 Comments

    Who in the right mind would take their son (who is on probation for beating the living s*it out him) on a hunting trip with them? Recipe for disaster.

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    Retleo

    over 3 years ago

    5524 Comments

    Thomas James Manning, 16, a 10th-grade student at Freedom High School, which is an alternative school in Albuquerque,

    Don't know if it is the same in New Mexico, but here in NJ the title "Alternative School" refers to a school for "Troubled" kids.
    Looks like there was a lot of baggage between Dad & Son and with a prior arrest for assaulting his Dad I would be damned if I would have taken this kid out hunting and carrying a gun! A sure receipe for disaster in my mind.

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    wiseass0282

    over 3 years ago

    10986 Comments

    ?????????????????????????????????? Wonder if they Dad is really dead, or just winged and wandering around the forest . Not a lot if information to go on.

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    fnmc22

    over 3 years ago

    212 Comments

    ?????what?????....There must be something we are not being told to make officials think it was a potential murder case...

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    rhood

    over 3 years ago

    23592 Comments

    Doesn't sound good for dad.

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