A shooter in Georgia pleaded guilty to killing a teen because he thought the teen was a deer. Reports from the area say that he was high on meth at the time of the killing.
Hector Romero-Hernandez shot and killed 17-year-old Bobby Lane in Glynn County in September 2019. Police said that the two knew each other and went hunting together in the Myers Hill area.
Romero-Hernandez told police that he shot Lane because he thought he was a deer in a place with a lot of leaves.
He drove Lane to the nearby Friendly Express, where rescue workers were waiting. Action News Jax, a sister station of Channel 2, said in 2019 that the 17-year-old died at the hospital.
The tweet below verifies the news:
Romero-Hernandez Pleaded Guilty
The Macon Telegraph says that Romero-Hernandez pleaded guilty last week to killing someone without their permission and misusing hunting tools.
The newspaper says that authorities think Romero-Hernandez was on drugs like methamphetamine and amphetamine which made it dangerous for him to hunt.
Action News Jax says that Romero-Hernandez hit Lane with a rifle, even though at the time it was only bow season in Georgia. Prosecutors said he didn’t have the right shooting papers or permission to hunt in the area.
The Macon Telegraph says that Romero-Hernandez will have to spend five years in prison and pay a $2,500 fine.
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