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Man gets 18-year prison term in bow-and-arrow shooting death

June 11, 2019

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A man convicted of using a compound bow and arrow to shoot and kill another man has been sentenced 18 years in prison.

Timothy Canfield was found guilty in April of aggravated manslaughter, a weapons charge and three counts of hindering apprehension or prosecution.

Camden County prosecutors say the 31-year-old Berlin man shot Kereti Paulsen in January 2013.

They say the 25-year-old Cape May Court House man was walking away from a verbal argument that had involved several people when Canfield shot him. An arrow pierced one of Paulsen’s veins and he bled to death.

Prosecutors say Canfield made a 911 call after the shooting and pretended to be Paulsen. They also said Canfield provided false information and hid the compound bow and arrows.

Canfield said he acted in self-defense.

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