FOND DU LAC (WKOW) -- 17-year-old Casey Bennett, of Campbellsport, pleaded no contest Monday to a felony count of injury by negligent use of a weapon and a misdemeanor count of resisting an officer.
Bennett was convicted of shooting an arrow that pierced a seven-year-old girl in the back. He was sentenced to three years probation.
The teen says he was shooting at squirrels in May when a stray arrow struck Aryanna Schneeberg in the back. Prosecutors say he initially denied the incident and didn't come forward because he was scared.
The arrow sliced through the little girl's spleen, stomach, diaphragm, and lung before stopping at her liver.
FOND DU LAC (WKOW) -- The Campbellsport teenager police say shot a young girl in the back with an arrow will attend a plea and sentencing hearing on Monday.
Casey H. Bennett , 17, is charged with a felony count of second-degree reckless injury and a misdemeanor count of resisting an officer.
Bennett told authorities he was shooting at squirrels in May when a stray arrow hit 7-year-old Aryanna Schneeberg in the back. Prosecutors say the teen initially denied shooting the arrow. They also say, he did not immediately come forward with the story because he was scared.
Schneeberg was playing outside her Campbellsport home, when the incident occurred. Doctors say, she was lucky to be alive after the arrow sliced through her spleen, stomach, diaphragm and lung before stopping at her liver.
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