Bear hunter charged in death of Shelton man who was picking floral greens

A man who was legally hunting bears has been arrested for investigation of manslaughter in the hunting accident death of Carlos Pablo Carrillo, 25 of Shelton who was in a wooded area picking floral greens when he was shot.

Apparently the bear hunter, Gerald Wayne Aldrich, 39, accidentally mistook Carrilo for a bear while he was hunting with a companion. Carrillo died after a single gunshot to the head.

The hunting accident occurred in Mason county.

A report by KOMO News of Seattle says that Aldrich was charged because his negligent conduct.

In 2008, Pamela Almli, 54, of Oso, was shot and killed while hiking with a friend by a 14-year-old teen from Concrete who said he mistook her for a bear. In that case, the teen was charged with second-degree manslaughter and was sentenced to 30 days in juvenile detention.

In addition to criminal charges, a person whose negligent act resulted in the death of another may be liable for damages. Negligence is defined as the failure to use “ordinary care toward another that a reasonably careful person would use under the same circumstances.”

This information is provided by Washington Injury Attorney blog, a service of The Farber Law Group. We have more than 30 years experience represent families with their wrongful death cases. Washington states’ wrongful death statute allows the family of a person who is wrongfully killed may recover damages in a civil action brought against the person whose negligent or wrongful act caused a family member’s death.

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