Prosecutors still want manslaughter charge against West Haven man for shooting brother

Oct 3 2012 - 3:01pm

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Eric Charlton, center, sobs during his preliminary trial as his defense lawyers Susanne Gustin, left, and Andy Deiss, right, look on in Judge James Brady's Fourth District Court in Nephi, Utah, Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012. Charlton is charged in the shooting death of his teenage brother Cameron Charlton, 17, on May 28 while camping with family and friends at Yuba Lake State Park in Juab County. (AP Photo/The Salt Lake Tribune, Al Hartmann, Pool)
Eric Charlton, center, sobs during his preliminary trial as his defense lawyers Susanne Gustin, left, and Andy Deiss, right, look on in Judge James Brady's Fourth District Court in Nephi, Utah, Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012. Charlton is charged in the shooting death of his teenage brother Cameron Charlton, 17, on May 28 while camping with family and friends at Yuba Lake State Park in Juab County. (AP Photo/The Salt Lake Tribune, Al Hartmann, Pool)

 

NEPHI -- Prosecutors are asking a judge to reinstate a stronger charge against a 27-year-old West Haven man accused in the shooting death of his teenage brother on a camping trip.

Juab County Attorney Jared Eldridge argues Eric Charlton was being reckless when he pointed a gun at 17-year-old Cameron Charlton and pulled the trigger.

He's challenging a judge's recent ruling that the older brother should face a misdemeanor count of negligent homicide rather than felony manslaughter.

Cameron Charlton was shot in the head on May 28 while camping with family and friends at Yuba Lake State Park.

Police say it was an accident that happened when the older brother was showing the teen a gun.

The Salt Lake Tribune reports Eldridge wants a manslaughter charge and a jury trial.

 

 

 

 

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