Hunter given one year prison for shooting jogger

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A Norwegian hunter was found guilty on Thursday of shooting a jogger while hunting in the southern county of Skåne last autumn.

The district court in Helsingborg found the hunter guilty of serious bodily harm, serious hunting crimes and sentenced him to a year in prison as well as to pay SEK 38,000 in damages to the victim.

The jogger, a man in his mid-70s, survived the shot to his hip. The hunter apologized in court for shooting the man but maintained that he believed the jogger was a deer.

Radio Sweden's Frank Radosevich explains what the case is about.