2 Texas brothers get probation in bottlenose dolphin's death

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Posted: Jun 04, 2015 11:58 AM

BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) — Two Southeast Texas brothers who admitted they killed a bottlenose dolphin with an arrow have each been sentenced to a year of probation, including a ban on hunting and fishing.

The Beaumont Enterprise (http://bit.ly/1Fv6Wqf ) reports that 23-year-old Cory James Moseley and 18-year-old Cade Ryan Moseley were sentenced in federal court Wednesday. The brothers also must pay about $7,300 in restitution and perform community service.

The brothers pleaded guilty in February to taking a marine mammal from U.S. waters. Federal law defines "taking" in this case as anything from harassment to killing.

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Evidence presented at court showed the brothers were fishing on Cow Bayou, near Bridge City, in 2014, when they shot at two dolphins with a compound bow, fatally striking one.

Bridge City is 110 miles west of Houston.


Information from: The Beaumont Enterprise, http://beaumontenterprise.com