Colorado

Aug 29, 2014 8:11 AM by Chelsea DeCesare

Convicted elk poacher faces sentencing

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - A former Boulder police officer convicted of killing a treasured bull elk faces sentencing Friday.

Boulder County is expected to ask a judge for a year in jail for 37-year-old Sam Carter. District Attorney Stan Garnett called the former Boulder police officer "flippant" and "arrogant" attitude toward his conviction in the shooting of the trophy elk animal known around town as "Big Boy." Carter killed the elk last year while it was grazing under a crabapple tree.

In June, a jury convicted Carter of nine charges including taking of a big game animal out of season. Carter could face up to six years in prison.

Carter's attorney told the newspaper that he disagreed with Garnett's suggested sentence.

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