Jami Ganz1 day ago
A Utah man will serve three months in prison for the 2019 fatal shooting of a northern elephant seal in California.
Prosecutors said Jordan Gerbich, 30, was sentenced Monday for killing the animal while it rested on a San Simeon-area beach, NBC Newsreports.
He pleaded guilty in December to one count of illegally taking a marine mammal, according to areleasefrom the U.S. Attorney’s Office Central District of California.
Gerbich was living in The Golden State when he shot the seal in the head, using a handgun, on Sept. 28, 2019 after a drunken friend ordered him to kill an animal “as a kind of grotesque test,” his federal public defender…
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