Thursday, May 8, 2014

Oregon Doctor Who Shot Cattle Sentenced to Two Days in Jail

Posted By on Thu, May 8, 2014 at 9:27 AM

An Oregon doctor has been sentenced for shooting seven cattle to death last summer when he found the animals blocking his driveway.

Dr. Joel Rice, a La Grande, Ore., psychiatrist, was charged with the August 2013 shootings of cattle that had made their way onto his property. He had already agreed to pay three cattle owners a total of $47,500 for their losses.

This morning's La Grande Observer reports that Rice was sentenced May 7 to two days in jail and 369 hours of community service following his guilty plea to seven counts of first-degree animal abuse. Additionally, Rice was ordered to pay a $250 fine for each of the seven charges.

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