Man convicted in compound bow-and-arrow shooting death

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A man accused of using a compound bow-and-arrow to shoot and kill another man has been convicted of aggravated manslaughter.

Timothy Canfield, 31, of Berlin, was also found guilty Thursday of hindering and a weapons count.

Canfield now faces up to 55 years in prison when he's sentenced May 16.

According to Camden County prosecutors, Canfield shot Kereti Paulsen, 25, of Cape May Court House, back in January of 2013.

Prosecutors say Paulsen was walking away from a verbal argument that had involved several people when Canfield shot him.

An arrow pierced one of Paulsen's veins and he bled to death.

Prosecutors say Canfield made a 911 call after the shooting and pretended to be Paulsen.

They also say Canfield provided false information and hid the compound bow and arrows.

Canfield said he acted in self-defense.

AP wire services helped contribute to this report.

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