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Man Avoids Jail Time After Killing 3 Baby Swans

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    Man Avoids Jail Time After Killing 3 Baby Swans
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    A Massachusetts man has been sentenced to 18 months of probation for killing three baby swans. 

    The Sun Chronicle reports that 38-year-old Eric Davis, of Norfolk, pleaded guilty this week to two counts of animal cruelty. In exchange, prosecutors dropped a third count. 

    Davis also pleaded guilty to an assault charge related to a confrontation with a 72-year-old man who lived on Mirror Lake in Norfolk after the killings. 

    Prosecutors say Davis and another man had been drinking when they took a fishing boat on the lake in July 2014 and killed the swans. 

    The other man was acquitted after his lawyer argued there was insufficient evidence against his client.

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