This Dec. 29, 2015 photo provided by the Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources show the severed leg of an albatross at Kaena Point Natural Area Reserve on the westernmost point of Oahu in Hawaii. Christian Gutierrez, a 19-year-old college student accused of killing the seabirds, pleaded not guilty to animal cruelty and other charges in a Honolulu courtroom Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2016. (Marigold Zoll/Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources via AP)
Teen receives 45-day sentence in Kaena Point albatross slaying
He had been charged with felony theft and animal cruelty in a case that involved the destruction of more than a dozen federally protected birds and their nests.
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