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New Zealand

25 October 2006

Northern Advocate (Whangarei)

Pleas by a mother and brother to spare a Northland teenager from jail after he shot dead his father were answered yesterday. Colin Adams — who accidentally killed his father, Brian, 46, on May 16 — was instead sentenced to 300 hours community work. The tragedy occurred when Adams was in the lounge of the family's Hukerenui home, 30km north of Whangarei, trying out a rifle he had bought on behalf of his mother as a wedding anniversary gift for his father. He had... (

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