Brothers Plead Guilty To Killing Dolphin
BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) — Two Southeast Texas brothers who pleaded guilty to a federal wildlife violation in the death of a bottlenose dolphin struck by an arrow were sentenced to one year of probation, including a ban on hunting and fishing.
The Beaumont Enterprise (http://bit.ly/1Fv6Wqf ) reports U.S. Magistrate Keith Giblin sentenced 23-year-old Cory James Moseley and 18-year-old Cade Ryan Moseley on Wednesday. The brothers will also share about $7,300 in restitution and perform community service.
The brothers from Bridge City pleaded guilty in February to taking a marine mammal from U.S. waters. Giblin says federal law defines "taking" in this case as anything from harassment to killing.
Evidence presented at court showed the brothers were fishing on Cow Bayou in 2014 when they shot at two dolphins with a compound bow, fatally striking one.