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Judge orders deer poacher to watch Disney’s Bambi once a month

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A poacher has been ordered to watch the Disney classic Bambi at least once a month during his year-long prison term after he was sentenced for illegally killing hundreds of deer.

Court documents show that David Berry Jr, from Missouri, was ordered by a US county court judge to watch the 1942 animated classic, “with the first viewing being on or before 23 December 2018, and at least one such viewing each month thereafter” during his time behind bars.

Bambi is a popular Disney film following the exploits of a young deer whose mother is shot dead by a hunter during his first winter.

The Springfield News-Leader reports that Berry Jr was convicted of illegally taking wildlife in southwest Missouri’s Lawrence County in what local conservation agents have described as one of the largest cases of deer poaching in state history. Hundreds of deer were killed illegally according to authorities.

Prosecuting attorney Don Trotter is reported to have told the court:

“The deer were trophy bucks taken illegally, mostly at night, for their heads, leaving the bodies of the deer to waste.”

Three relatives and another man were also convicted in connection with the poaching case, according to the report. They were ordered to pay $51,000 (£40,400) in fines and court costs. Berry Jr, who pleaded guilty, also received a 120-day sentence for a firearms probation violation, which he will serve in addition to his other jail term.

This isn’t the first time a US judge has gotten creative when it comes to sentencing. Last year, we reported on how a judge in Hawaii had taken the somewhat unusual step of ordering a man to pay his ex-girlfriend 144 compliments after he bombarded her with “nasty” text messages and calls.

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10 Comments

Anonymous

This nonsense brings the administration of justice into disrepute.

Anonymous

The killing of animals was not his offence, it was unlicensed killing. Maybe he should be made to watch the fantastic Mr fox

Anonymous

Dear oh deer…

Anonymous

The product of an elected judiciary.

YEEEEEE HAAAAAAA!!!!!!

“Ah lurve mah gunnn…”

Anonymous

Cruel an unusual punishment from the state that still had the gas chamber on its capital punishment statute.

Anonymous

Nothing wrong with a laughing gas execution- just crank up the rancid deep house beats and tune out for the long sleep.

Injections are for sick horses

His Honour Judge Psycho

Here in Tennessee we used the good ol’ ‘lectric chair twice this year.

We like our boys to ride the lightnin’ Here- retro Deep South style!

Also available in Virginia, South Carolina, Florida, Alabama and Kentucky (Kentucky Fried Prisoner? Yeeee haaaa!!!!

A small child

“Bambi is a popular Disney film following the exploits of a young deer whose mother is shot dead by a hunter during his first winter.”

Could have had a spoiler alert LC. Gutted now.

First Year Student

There should have been a trigger warning.

I’m traumatised now.

Alex’s mUmSy

Better than watching your child grow up to be a useless middle aged writing man child still squatting in your basement and you’re too sEnIlE aNd DeRaNgEd ToO dO aNyThInG aBoUt It!!!

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