Hunter admits fatal shooting

James Dodds. Photo / Supplied
James Dodds. Photo / Supplied

Rotorua man Henry Robert Worsp has admitted causing the death of James Dodds during a hunting expedition.

Worsp, 36, appeared in the Rotorua District Court this afternoon charged with causing the death of Mr Dodds by careless use of a firearm, namely a .270 calibre Sako rifle.

He has been released on bail.

Tauranga lawyer Paul Mabey, QC, appeared on his behalf.

Mr Dodds, 30, was shot dead during a hunting expedition in Waikite Valley, south of Rotorua, on September 7.

- Rotorua Daily Post

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