Vietnamese-American gets 18 months for accidentally killing hunting companion

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A Vietnamese-American has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for accidentally shooting a man dead while hunting in the central province of Khanh Hoa earlier this year.

A spokesperson for the Cam Ranh town police said Nguyen Nam, 54, was convicted of killing Cao Thang, 41.

He also pleaded guilty to "violating regulations on rare wildlife protection," for shooting an endangered douc monkey, Nguoi Lao Dong reported.

On March 13 Nam, who was visiting his hometown in the commune, went hunting in a nearby forest with four locals.

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After shooting two animals, he fired at a light and which turned out to be held by Thang, one of his four companions.

Thang died on the spot after being hit in the head.

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