Friday, September 18, 2009

Charges dropped against re-enactor

A Virginia judge has dismissed a firearms charge against Confederate re-enactor Joshua Silva, who accidentally shot a man portraying a Union soldier during a mock Civil War battle at Heritage Park last year.

In June, Silva, 30, of Norfolk pleaded guilty in Isle of Wight Circuit Court to reckless handling of a firearm for firing the shot that struck and wounded 72-year-old Thomas Lord Sr. of Suffolk. The charge was dropped Wednesday after Silva paid $1,200 in restitution and completed a required gun safety course, said Isle of Wight Commonwealth's Attorney Wayne Farmer.

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