Men charged with illegally killing bears appear in court

NORWALK, Conn. (AP) — One of the Connecticut men charged in connection with the illegal killing of two bears has pleaded guilty while the other has applied for a program that could lead to dismissal of the charges.

The Hour reports that 34-year-old Daniel Moran was fined $500 and lost his hunting license after pleading guilty Thursday to conspiracy to illegally taking a bear.

Related: Two men arrested for illegal killing of bears in Wilton

Also Thursday, 28-year-old Antonio Lio’s attorney asked for accelerated rehabilitation, saying his client is a good candidate for the program that could lead to dismissal of charges including fourth-degree illegal hunting if he complies with court-ordered conditions.

State environmental police say Lio used a bow and arrow to kill both black bears in Wilton in September and Moran helped him skin one and cut off its paws and head.


Information from: The Hour,

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