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Sentenced to....Watching Bambi?

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A judge sentenced David Berry Jr., who illegally killed hundreds of deer, to watch Disney's Bambi once a month during the year he spends in jail. Berry was sentenced in early December in what may be Missouri's largest poaching case ever.

Lawrence County Prosecutor Don Trotter said that he didn't have a problem with the cinematic penalty if it gets the point across to Berry.

Berry's defense attorney argued for leniency in sentencing because he had recently has a baby, but the judge responded with the legal obligation to watch the movie.

Officials don't have an exact count of how many deer were killed the the years long poaching operation because Berry destroyed the evidence. Trotter said that in the last three months of 2015, the Berry family killed around 100 deer according to the photos on their phones. The family used the heads as trophies in their homes. Trotter said the Berrys threatened the lives of people who tried to stop them.  Berry Jr. and David Berry S…