READSBORO — State police say a Vermont hunter shot a friend who was
tracking a deer and then killed himself after realizing his friend was
Sgt. Albert Abdelnour says three men were hunting midday Saturday in
southwestern Vermont when 39-year-old Benjamin Birch, of Readsboro, shot
a deer. The injured deer ran, and Birch and the two other men chased
Police say 49-year-old Timothy Bolognani, of Readsboro, then fired a
shot and heard Birch cry out. Bolognani and the third man found Birch
injured from the gunshot, and he died.
Abdelnour says a "distraught" Bolognani then used his rifle to kill
An autopsy will be conducted on the two bodies. State police say there
is no evidence of foul play.
At least they're taking themselves out, one gun owner at a time (or in
this case, two).
If it wasn't from hunting deer, it would be the impending global
financial crash and resulting economic turmoil. Those in the US that
will be pushed over the financial edge will resort to the handgun under
their mattress as they exit themselves (and their families) from this