CT - Simsbury man gets probation for killing bear
Simsbury man gets probation for killing bear
Posted: 2008-08-06 10:50:28
ENFIELD, Conn. (AP) - A Simsbury man charged in the illegal shooting
death of a black bear he found in his garage has been granted a form of
Joseph Fleming was charged with violating wild game hunting
regulations and negligent hunting in connection with the June 2
A state judge in Enfield granted the 83-year-old Fleming accelerated
rehabilitation on Tuesday. The charges will be erased if he stays out of
trouble during the seven months of probation.
Police say Fleming shot the bear as it was walking back into the
Fleming's lawyer, James Wade, says his client has no criminal record
and shot the bear only after it repeatedly returned to his home.
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