Criminal Punished With Repeat “Bambi” Viewings in Jail

by | Dec 25, 2018

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Criminal Punished With Repeat “Bambi” Viewings in JailA judge in Missouri is hoping the magic of Disney also works on grown ups.

As part of his sentence, a poacher has been ordered to watch the movie “Bambi” at least once a month during his year-long jail sentence. Prosecutors say David Berry Junior was part of a scheme to illegally kill hundreds of deer. They say the deer were trophy bucks killed at night for their heads, leaving their bodies to waste.

Berry, his father, two brothers and another man all had their hunting, fishing and trapping privileges revoked temporarily or permanently. They will also pay a combined $51,000 in fines and court costs.

Berry is the only one required to sit through the screenings of Bambi, starting with the first showing on or before December 23. Prosecutors say this is the result of a nearly nine-month investigation that also involved cases in Kansas, Nebraska and Canada.

The investigation into the Berry brothers alone began in 2015 and will end with a lesson taught by an animated baby deer and his best friend thumper. And hold the popcorn.

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