The Associated Press: Va. student mistaken for deer, shot to death.

Jessica Goode was a 23-year-old student at Ferrum College out collecting frogs for biology class when she was accidentally shot and killed by a deer hunter. Another student, 20-year-old Regis Boudinot, was shot in the hand.

The students were on a trail about a mile west of campus.

The shooter was 31-year-old Jason David Coultier, of Ferrum, VA. Coultier was charged with manslaughter, reckless handling of a firearm and trespassing.

Jessica was apparently an outdoor lover and could often be found doing outside activities. She was a senior at Ferrum and an environmental science major. She is described as bubbly and upbeat.

This death was a real tragedy and should not have happened. The first rule of hunting is to always make sure that you are shooting at an animal and not a person. Also I am surprised that Coultier was hunting so close to a college campus.

I am truly saddened that this amazing-sounding girl was taken away from those who loved her before her life could be fully lived.

My condolences to the family.

Richmond, VA Attorney Wayne O’Bryan

(804) 905-9743


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