Uncle charged in Tarboro boy's hunting death

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Authorities say the uncle of a 12-year-old Tarboro boy faces charges of involuntary manslaughter in his nephew's hunting death.

Officers with the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission say 30-year-old Jason Matthews Parker of Franklinton is charged in the Dec. 28 death of James Lee Parker.

Jason Parker also is charged with obtaining a license under false pretenses. Officials say he legally obtained a hunting license, but didn't take the required free hunting education course.

The child was killed while hunting near Wake Forest.

Jason Parker surrendered at the Wake County Detention Center on Thursday evening. It wasn't known if he has an attorney.

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