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Man begins jail sentence for shooting sea lion

Sunday, October 17, 2010
The Marin Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito is showing off a sea lion thats been recovering from a gunshot wound to the face.

A Sacramento County man convicted of shooting a sea lion in the Sacramento River is beginning his sentence of 30 days in jail and five years probation.

The sea lion, known as "Sgt. Nevis," is doing well now. He is recovering from surgery at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom where he will live out the rest of his life.

Larry Allen Legans of North Highlands was convicted of shooting the sea lion last November near the town of Verona in Sutter County. He has also been ordered to pay $51,000 in restitution.

 

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