Wednesday, August 08, 2001

Farmer admits killing birds with poison corn




The Associated Press

        COLUMBUS — A southern Ohio farmer has admitted he killed birds by spreading poisoned corn on a field, the government said Tuesday.

        Harlan “Slim” Campbell, 68, agreed to plead guilty to one federal misdemeanor count of illegally killing migratory birds, said Mike Marous, an assistant U.S. attorney. He could be sentenced to up to six months in prison and fined as much as $15,000.

        He was accused of spreading corn treated with a pesticide that killed Canada geese, mourning doves, songbirds, crows and a raccoon. More than 500 animals were poisoned in a 200-acre field about 65 miles south of Columbus.

       



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