A hunter accused of killing a man picking floral greens in the woods near Shelton has been charged with manslaughter.
The charge filed Friday in Mason County Superior Court says 39-year-old Gerald Wayne Aldrich caused the death through criminal negligence.
KOMO News reports he faces about five years in prison if convicted.
Aldrich says he thought he was firing at a bear and missed Sept. 29 when Carlos Pablo Carrillo was killed.
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The 24-year-old Shelton man was gathering salal, which is used by florists.