Hunter out on bail, accused of shooting, killing dog walker

TOWN OF SHERMAN, N.Y. (WKBW) - The hunter facing a manslaughter charge in the wake of shooting a Town of Sherman woman is out on bail.

Thomas Jadlowski is accused of shooting Rosemary Billquist, while she was walking her dogs, after dusk.  That's the legal end of hunting for the day.  The hunter said he mistook Billquist for a deer.

Billquist's husband, Jaime, described her as someone who loved life.  He said she didn't have a bad bone in her body.

Firefighters arrived within minutes to find Billquist unresponsive about 150 yards behind her home. She was taken to a hospital in Erie, Pennsylvania, where she was pronounced dead. 

Jadlowski, 34, turned himself in to the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office to face charges of second-degree manslaughter and hunting after hours. 

Jadlowski is due back in court in January.

If he's convicted, he faces 15 years in prison. 

 

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