- Associated Press - Wednesday, February 24, 2016

HILO, Hawaii (AP) - A German tourist convicted in Hawaii for killing a nene goose at a Big Island golf course has been sentenced to one year of probation.

Hawaii News Now reports (https://bit.ly/1SSftiZ ) that 74-year-old Uwe Dettmar was also given a 30-day suspended prison sentence after being found guilty Tuesday of violating state rules protecting endangered species. He pleaded no contest to the charge in connection with the incident at the Mauna Kea Golf Course.

A witness had reported seeing Dettmar swinging his golf club at a goose on Feb. 6 and then running it over with a golf cart.

Dettmar has been ordered to pay $11,000 in fines, most of which will go to the Endangered Wildlife Fund.

Dettmar said in court Tuesday that his wife had been afraid of the goose.


Information from: KGMB-TV, https://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/

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