MAYVILLE – The Jamestown Post-Journal is reporting that court proceedings for a Sherman man who shot and killed Rosemary Billquist while hunting last year were adjourned until Feb. 9.
According to the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office, Billquist was out walking her dogs behind her Sherman home just before 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 22 when 34-year-old Thomas Jadlowski shot and killed her, believing she was a deer. Jadlowski reportedly rushed to aid Billquist when he realized she was hit, and also called 911.
The shooting took place after sundown when Jadlowski should not have been hunting.
Jadlowski was arraigned in early December in Chautauqua County Court on a two-count indictment – second-degree manslaughter and hunting after hours. The charges carry a potential prison sentence of five to 15 years if he is found guilty.
Jadlowski entered a not guilty plea in Chautauqua County Court and bail was set at $50,000 cash.
He was scheduled to appear in court Monday, but court proceedings were adjourned until Feb. 9 when a private conference will be held.