Woman Admits to Shooting Husband on Turkey Hunt

A Maine woman who shot her husband in May while turkey hunting has been ordered to take a hunter safety course and donate to an anti-poaching group.

District Attorney Maeghan Maloney says 58-year-old Janice Jacques pleaded guilty on Sept. 21 to assault while hunting after accidentally shooting her husband, Reginald Jacques, in early May in China.

The Maine Warden Service said Jacques fired her gun and inadvertently hit her husband in the face and arm. He was hospitalized with injuries that were not considered life-threatening.

Maloney says the charge will be dropped if she completes all the conditions placed on her for the year, including attending a hunter safety course and making a $150 donation to a nonprofit program that rewards information about fish and wildlife poaching.

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