- Associated Press - Saturday, December 5, 2015

KINGSTON, Ark. (AP) - Newton County authorities say a deer hunter died after accidentally shooting himself in the chest.

The county sheriff’s office says in a news release that 42-year-old Aaron Villines of the Kingston area was killed in the shooting Thursday near Elkhorn Church in western Newton County.

The release says Villines and another hunter were walking to check on a deer that one of them had shot when Villines apparently slipped on a moss covered rock and fell onto his loaded rifle, which then discharged and shot him in the chest.

Villines was pronounced dead at the scene.

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