Two Teen-Agers Get Maximum Terms in Fatal Beating of Deer
Two teen-agers who fatally clubbed an endangered Key deer received maximum prison terms Wednesday.
Kevin Goodwin and Tim Daniels, both 19, were convicted in June of beating the nursing Key deer in August, 1990. Fewer than 300 of the diminutive species are left in the wild.
Goodwin, who had a previous juvenile record, was sentenced to a year in federal prison and Daniels received 10 months.
“It was a malicious act and a cruel act. It also resulted in the death of a fawn, a needless death,” federal Judge James Lawrence King said. He accepted the prosecution argument that a nursing doe’s offspring could not survive without its mother.
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