MS: Hunter pleads guilty to shooting death of bald eagle in Mississippi
February 20, 2013
According to a news release from the U.S. attorney's office,
23-year-old Benjamin Tyler Wallace pleaded guilty Tuesday in U.S.
District Court in Aberdeen.
The bald eagle was found shot
dead in northern Itawamba County on Dec. 2, by another hunter who
witnessed the incident and reported it to authorities.
Wallace was placed on probation for one year and is prohibited
during that time from hunting or being present at any hunting camp
during any open hunting season. He also had to forfeit his boat,
trailer and two guns.
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