Retrial Starts in VT Hunting Death

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Retrial Starts in VT Hunting Death

ST. ALBANS, Vt. --A jury deliberated for more than five hours Friday without reaching a verdict in the case of a 19-year-old deer hunter who fatally shot a farmer as he sat in his tractor.

The jury deliberations, which continued past 5 p.m., came after an emotional 2 1/2-day trial that centered on whether Collin Viens could be held responsible for the Nov. 23, 2005 death of Rejean Lussier, 60.

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Retrial Starts in VT Hunting Death

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Retrial starts in hunting death
August 6, 2007

BURLINGTON, Vt. --Jury selection began Monday in the retrial of a Georgia man charged with killing a Franklin County farmer by shooting at parked farm tractor in 2005.

Collin Viens, 20, pleaded not guilty to involuntary manslaughter in the death of 60-year-old Rejean Lussier of St. Albans. Vien's first trial in St. Albans ended with a hung jury in October.

Prosecutors say Viens took a pot shot at the tractor. Viens says the gun went off accidentally....

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