There's some really twisted logic. Crucify those who report accidental kills, and sure enough -- accidental kills decrease. It's a shame when the law turns good people into criminals by inducing them to sacrifice their integrity. Regardless of the particulars of this case, you can be assured that a lot of people who hear of it will resolve never to report an accidental kill.
Laws like this led to the 3S policy -- shoot, shovel, and shutup. Doesn't do a thing to protect game, though.