The Hamilton Spectator reports former Boston Bruin Stan Jonathan has been charged with criminal negligence causing death in the hunting accident that killed a Hamilton man Sunday .
Peter Kosid was bow hunting when he was shot in the back and killed at about 8 a.m. on the Six Nations reserve. Police said a deer hunter shot from the roadway across a field.
On Wednesday, Six Nations police arrested and charged Jonathan, an Ohsweken, Ont. resident and former NHL player who was celebrated for his hockey fighting skills with the Boston Bruins in the late 1970s.
Jonathan declined to comment Tuesday.
Peter Kosid’s brother, Brad, said he felt the charge was appropriate.
“It’s not like we think (the shooter) did it on purpose, but it was so careless,” he said Wednesday. “It was a split-second decision that cost a life.”
Police say Kosid was shot at a range of about 375 metres Sunday as he was hunting on land owned by a friend.