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Australia

8 December 2008

Sydney Morning Herald / AAP

Relatives of a 14-year-old boy allegedly killed by his best mate say the shooting was "a bad joke gone wrong" and murder charges must be dropped. Josef Cruickshank's aunt Rita Ferraro said the family considered his death, from gunshot wounds during a weekend sleepover, to be an accident. The Sydney family hoped police would drop a murder charge against Josef's best mate, who is also 14 and cannot be named. "He's hurting. He didn't even mean to do it," Ms Ferraro... (GunPolicy.org)

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