Priest in gun for pointing musket at boy in football spat

A US priest has pleaded not guilty to charges that came after he pointed a functioning but unloaded musket at an 8-year-old boy.

Fr Kevin Carter of New Jersey was charged with child endangerment and aggravated assault.

Authorities said the September 13 incident was spurred by a football rivalry, but Fr Carter maintained that it was good-natured fun.

He supports the New York Giants and the boy supports the Dallas Cowboys American football teams.

A parishioner reported the incident.

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