N.J. priest aims gun at boy:
A New Jersey priest pointed a functioning musket at a young boy inside the church’s rectory and indicated he would fire, an incident that may have been spurred by a football rivalry. The Rev. Kevin Carter, 54, was free Saturday after posting $15,000 cash bail, a day after Bergen County prosecutors announced he was charged with child endangerment and aggravated assault by pointing a firearm. In a Sept. 13 incident at St. Margaret of Cortona Roman Catholic Church in Little Ferry, Carter asked an 8-year-old boy who had arrived for a service with his family to step into one of the rectory’s rooms and stand against a wall, prosecutors said. When the boy did, the priest allegedly pointed the unloaded but fully functioning musket at him. County Prosecutor John Molinelli said Carter, a New York Giants fan, and the boy, who roots for the Dallas Cowboys, were talking about football shortly before the incident occurred. The two NFL teams were scheduled to play that night, so it’s not clear if the incident was possibly a joke that went bad.