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Man Slips on Ice Shooting Self; Death Ruled Accident

New Hampshire's attorney general says a Canterbury man died of an accidental gunshot wound to the head.

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    Man Slips on Ice Shooting Self; Death Ruled Accident
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    New Hampshire's attorney general says a Canterbury, New Hampshire, man died of an accidental gunshot wound to the head.

    The report released Wednesday concludes that 53-year-old Mark Kelso's revolver accidentally went off before or after he slipped on ice on Feb. 23.

    Attorney General Joseph Foster says Kelso was walking between his truck and a logging skidder when he fell and struck his head on the skidder's blade.

    An autopsy revealed bullet fragments from a gunshot wound that entered through Kelso's face.

    The report concludes Kelso may have been uncocking his gun when he slipped on the ice. It also states that homicide and suicide cannot be completely ruled out as possibilities; there was no motive nor evidence to support either of those causes. 

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