UPDATED Monday, December 16, 2013 --- 10:35 a.m.
OCONTO FALLS, Wis. (AP) -- An appeals court has upheld a decision exempting an insurance company from having to pay after a man accidentally killed a friend in Oconto County three years ago.
Nineteen-year-old Shawn Dobry was killed in 2010 by Jordan Walker, who's now 22. Prosecutors say Walker was playing with his handgun when it went off, killing Dobry.
Walker was convicted of homicide by negligent handling of a dangerous weapon. He was sentenced to five years in prison.
Dobry's family sued Walker and his parents. A county court ruled that the Walkers' homeowner insurance policy didn't cover the shooting because it was a criminal act, not an accident.
A Press-Gazette Media report says Wilson Mutual Insurance Co. is no longer on the hook but the lawsuit otherwise remains open.
Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press.
Posted Monday, June 21, 2010 --- 8:30 a.m.
OCONTO FALLS, Wis. (AP) -- A 19-year-old man was shot and killed in Oconto Falls at a farewell party for a friend leaving for military service.
Chris Dobry said that instead of celebrating Father's Day, he was making funeral arrangements for his son, Shawn Dobry.
Family members say the shooting happened overnight Friday at a party for a young man entering the Marine Corps. They say Shawn was accidentally shot in the head.
Shawn's father tells the Green Bay Press-Gazette he's not satisfied that he has all the answers about his son's death.
Oconto Falls police planned to provide more details at a news conference Monday.
Green Bay Press-Gazette
Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.