MAYVILLE, N.Y. — Manslaughter charges have been reinstated against a western New York hunter who fatally shot a neighbor he mistook for a deer.

Chautauqua (shuh-TAH’-kwah) County District Attorney Patrick Swanson says a grand jury has handed up the same charge against Thomas B. Jadlowski that a judge previously dismissed.

In February, County Judge David Foley dismissed the charge because he had an issue with how the prosecutor instructed grand jury members during questioning.

Rosemary Billquist, a 43-year-old hospital worker and hospice volunteer, was shot while walking her two yellow Labrador retrievers in a field behind her home the evening of Nov. 22.

Jadlowski heard Billquist cry out after firing. He ran to her, called 911 and administered first aid until emergency responders arrived.

Information from: Rochester Democrat and Chronicle,

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