Monday, October 30, 2006

Seward Highway Sheep Poacher Sentenced

A taxidermist convicted in Anchorage Superior Court of killing two Dall sheep last winter along the Seward Highway has been sentenced. The killings were widely discussed, including on the Alaska Hunting Forum.

The sentence included a large fine, jail time and probation restrictions. The Anchorage Daily News (ADN) reported that "Superior Court Judge John Suddock ordered that for the next 10 years McConnell is not allowed to own a computer or be on the Internet. He's not allowed to practice taxidermy or own guns. And if he wants to leave the road system south of Anchorage, he's got to have the permission of his probation officer."

A second shooter was also sentenced in the case, but received a lesser sentence based on a deal with prosecutors, according to the ADN.

Read the entire article in the Anchorage Daily News >>>

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