The Associated Press has this article about Seth Hammes was filming in the woods when his camcorder recorded the crack of gunshots, the 17-year-old's screams and the voice of the alleged shooter, promising help that never came.
Hammes had gone bow-hunting. After Hammes was reported missing, police used bloodhounds to find his body in the woods that night. At first it was believed he had just died in the woods, then authorities saw the camcorder tape:
The tape shows a person Quirin identified as Schroeder in a nearby field, telling Hammes he would call for help on his cell phone. He then said he couldn't find a signal but promised to go get help.
Instead, authorities say, Schroeder went to a birthday party, home to play video games and then to his job as a custodian at the Army's Fort McCoy near Sparta.
Schroeder didn't call anyone because he was scared he would get in trouble, the complaint said. He told police he thought he was shooting at a squirrel until he heard Hammes scream.
After viewing the tape, police tracked down 24-year-old Russell Schroeder, who now faces charges of reckless homicide and reckless injury. If convicted, he faces up to 85 years in prison.
If he is convicted I hope he gets all 85 years.