I wonder if this bothers anyone else besides me. In the Aug. 26 Herald, a headline read, "5 of 6 men charged in poaching case."
Martin Alvarez Sandoval was charged in killing two deer in a hunt organized by Eric Y. Barrera, 23, in which four other men participated. Barrera was charged in May with six counts of unlawful big game hunting. He pleaded guilty in May with six single counts, plus a charge of marijuana possession with intent to distribute. He received 15 days home detention. Oh, and he can't get a hunting license for two years -- like he ever had one to begin with.
He is the one who organized this crime. He should have received one year in county jail, but no, he must stay at home for 15 days while the others got up to 21 days in jail.
By the way, he stole six deer from the state of Washington. What would he have been charged with if he had stolen that much meat from a grocery store?
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RAY SCHULZ, Kennewick