United States: Woman wants insurance after shooting husband

Canwest News Service

Published: Saturday, April 19, 2008


An American woman who said she accidentally shot her husband to death while on a hunting trip in Newfoundland is suing two insurance companies for not paying out his life insurance policy. Mark Brian Harshbarger of Pennsylvania, 43, was hunting with his family near Buchans Junction, N.L., in September 2006 when he was "shot by his spouse upon being mistaken for a bear," according to an RCMP news release. While RCMP have yet to rule the death accidental, the insurance companies are not paying out the death benefit to Mary Beth Harshbarger because Pennsylvania law states that a person cannot benefit from intentional wrongdoing.


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