Sheriff: Hunter 'distraught' after killing brother

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RANDOLPH, Utah (AP) — Northern Utah authorities say a man who killed his younger brother in an apparent accident during a hunting trip over the weekend was distraught after the shooting.

Rich County Sheriff Dale Stacey said the 49-year-old man's death on Saturday was one of the most difficult cases he's handled in his 22-year law enforcement career.

Stacey said the brothers were together on a four-wheeler and pursuing an antelope when the younger one apparently sat or kneeled a few feet in front of his older brother. Stacey said the older brother fired with a scope rifle and struck the younger one in the head.

Authorities haven't released the names of the men.

Rich County is located in the northeast corner of Utah, butting up against the borders of Wyoming and Idaho.

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