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“We all assume certain risks with whatever we do … Accidents do and will happen,” said Whittington. “My family and I are deeply sorry for all that Vice President Cheney and his family have had to go through this past week.”
“We send our love and respect to them, as they deal with situations that are much more serious than what we’ve had to deal with this week,” he added.
Cheney’s aides initially tried to blame Whittington for getting in the way while going to retrieve a shot quail…
Whittington… still had some pellets embedded in his body, and… given up hunting due to his advanced age.
Texas lawyer shot in face by Dick Cheney in hunting accident dies at 95
Harry Whittington, the Texas attorney and prominent state GOP power broker who was shot in the face nearly two decades ago by then-Vice President Dick Cheney, has died. He was 95.
Whittington’s wife, Mercedes Baker, confirmed to the New York Times Monday that her husband died peacefully at home early Saturday following a short illness.
Whittington, a longtime Austin-based lawyer, made international headlines in February 2006 when Cheney accidentally shot him in the face and body while hunting quail at a sprawling South Texas ranch.
Whittington, then 78, was left riddled with dozens of tiny birdshot pellets and lost consciousness. He suffered what at the time was called a minor heart attack because blood vessels near his heart were struck.
When the victim emerged from the hospital a week later, with his face badly discolored and still bearing visible birdshot pockmarks, he stunned the world when he issued a public apology to Cheney.