Men Get 5 Months in prison for Wild Horse Shootings

Men Get 5 Months in prison for Wild Horse Shootings

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Two men who pleaded guilty to killing nine wild horses on federal land in 2002 were sentenced today to five months in prison and five months home confinement.

Fred Eugene Woods and Russell Wesley Jones, both of Enterprise, admitted in February to shooting and killing nine free-roaming horses on Bureau of Land Management property in Iron County.

The two pleaded to one count each of injuring property of the United States, a felony, and two counts of causing the death of a wild free-roaming horse, a misdemeanor.

They were also ordered to pay two-thousand dollars in restitution and serve 36 months of supervised release when the sentence is up.

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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