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29 December 2010

Saratogian (New York)

WILTON — The case against the 12-year-old charged by police with felony second-degree manslaughter for the accidental shooting death of his friend on Dec. 23 will be handled in a court where crimes are neither felonies nor misdemeanors and where attorneys hesitate to use the word "punishment" or "sentence." Meanwhile, the broad misdemeanor endangerment charge lodged against the boy's father, Edward O'Rourke, the owner of the handgun, highlights a gap in New York's... (

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