March 28, 2023

Maine Teenager Charged With Manslaughter

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Back in March we brought you a series of stories and upates about the shooting death of Joshua Sawyer of Pittsfield, age 15 (scroll down for links to these stories). He and two other boys were playing with guns when one boy accidently shot Sawyer in the neck. The first report that went out, claimed the boys were hunting, on a Sunday. Later it was determined they were in a nearby field with guns. All three boys admitted later they were playing with the guns.

The 14-year old, whose name is still being withheld, has been charged with manslaughter and reckless conduct with a firearm. His name will be released on his schedule court appearance in Skowhegan on June 12, 2006.

A 34-year old man, Scott Rioux, is being charged with 3 counts of endangering the welfare of a child and one count of Sunday hunting. Officials say he was responsible for suppling the three boys with the guns.

*Previous Posts*

Update on Death of Pittsfield Teen

Shooting Death of Teen Was Result of Playing With Guns

Update on Maine Shooting Accident

Child Killed in Hunting Accident

Tom Remington