BOULDER, Colo. — A former police officer who killed a trophy elk
last year was convicted Tuesday of nine charges including illegal
Former Boulder officer Sam Carter faces up to six
years in prison for shooting and killing the animal last year as it
grazed beneath a crabapple tree.
After shooting the elk
Carter forged a tag to pass off the dead animal as road kill.
The charges included attempting to influence a public official, one
count of forgery, two counts of tampering with physical evidence,
first-degree official misconduct, illegal possession of a trophy
elk, conspiracy to commit illegal possession of wildlife, unlawfully
taking a big game animal out of season, and unlawful use of an
electronic communication device to unlawfully take wildlife.
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