Facebook Twitter

Man in Hawaii convicted of killing endangered bird

SHARE Man in Hawaii convicted of killing endangered bird

A man who used a golf club to kill a flightless nene goose is the first person convicted and sentenced for a crime against Hawaii's state bird.

Terry Purpus, 53, was fined $4,000 Friday and ordered to perform 300 hours of community service for killing the bird, a member of an endangered species. A six-month jail term was suspended.