Deer poacher sentenced to watch Bambi in prison

Yahoo Staff Writer

A Missouri judge has found a creative way to possibly conjure remorse from a poacher he sentenced to jail.

A man who was convicted of participating in a group that illegally killed hundreds of deer has been ordered to watch Walt Disney's Bambi while serving his sentence.

David Berry Jr is one of four family members who would kill bucks as trophies, taking the heads and leaving the bodies to rot, Lawrence County Prosecuting Don Trotter said in a statement released by the Missouri Conservation Commission.

"The deer were trophy bucks taken illegally, mostly at night, for their heads, leaving the bodies of the deer to waste," Trotter said.

Berry pleaded guilty to killing, possessing of and disposing of wildlife illegally. Earlier this month, he was sentenced to one year in prison and while there must watch Bambi at least once per month.

That means Berry will have to experience the emotional scene where Bambi's mother is killed by a hunter at least 12 times in the next year.

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