An East Dubuque man has been indicted in the shooting death of Inverness resident John Hanlon.
The Journal-Standard reported that Kelly G. Jackson, 53, was indicted Friday on charges of involuntary manslaughter and reckless conduct.
was killed in November and his 15-year-old son wounded during a hunting trip near East Dubuque. Jackson and Hanlon did not know each other and were part of separate hunting parties.
Jackson discharged his 12-gauge shotgun at about 5:33 a.m., , a spokesperson for the Illinois Department of Natural Resources told Patch. Hanlon and his son were hit by the same shot.
Involuntary manslaughter is punishable by up to five years and $25,000 in fines. Reckless conduct carries a possible one year sentence and up to $2,500 in fines.
The Journal-Standard reported that Jackson previously was cited by Illinois Conservation for firing early and for having the gun loaded before hunting time. Both citations are misdemeanors.