Court House man killed with arrow

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BERLIN – Authorities say a 25-year-old Cape May Court House man was killed with a bow and arrow in Camden County on Monday night.

Timothy Canfield, 25, of Berlin, has been charged with murder in the death of Kereti Paulsen of Cape May Court House.

Authorities say Paulsen got into a fistfight with another Berlin resident Monday night. After the fight ended, Canfield, who was not involved in the argument, went outside carrying a compound bow and a quiver of arrows, according to a press release from the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office. A compound bow is a powerful bow often used for hunting deer.

Canfield is charged with shooting Paulsen in the stomach with an arrow.

Canfield admitted to driving to a wooded area in Winslow and disposing of the bow and arrows, according to a probable cause statement issued by the state. Authorities retrieved the bow Tuesday.

Police found Paulsen lying in the backyard of the Brill Avenue home in Berlin where he was shot. He was pronounced dead at Virtua Hospital in Berlin.

An autopsy Tuesday revealed the arrow perforated an iliac vein in Paulsen’s pelvis, according to a press release.


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