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CRIME AND COURT ROUNDUP: Suspect killed squirrel hunter thinking he was another animal

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Authorities in central Wisconsin now say that a squirrel hunter was killed when a friend in his hunting party mistook him for another animal last weekend. The victim was identified yesterday as 29-year-old Xou Chang of Wausau. He and two other Wausau men were hunting last Sunday morning on private land northeast of Athens in Marathon County. Officials said Chang was shot in the head when a 32-year-old Wausau man saw movement from 50 yards away and fired.


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Jason Schulte
Jason Schulte is a reporter for the New Richmond News since February 2015. Prior to that he spent eight years at the Pierce County Herald in Ellsworth. His duties with the News will include covering news out of Hammond and Roberts along with action from St. Croix County court system. He lives in Roberts with his wife and two daughters. 
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