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CT - Simsbury man gets probation for killing bear

Simsbury man gets probation for killing bear

AP
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 probation.

Joseph Fleming was charged with violating wild game hunting regulations and negligent hunting in connection with the June 2 incident.

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 woods.

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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