Taibi was hunting Sunday afternoon in Swan Lake, New York. He had permission to be hunting from a neighbour on the property. He was within 500 feet of an occupied residence. That is within the law.
The bullet, intended for a deer, went into the side of little Charly’s grandparents home. The toddler was airlifted to hospital but died when doctors could not repair the damage.
Taibi has been charged with second-degree manslaughter. He is fully cooperating in the investigation as he grieves for the little girl’s death.
Taibi has a 17-year-old daughter and lost one of his own children two years ago to cancer.