BY PEGGY WRIGHT • STAFF WRITER • AUGUST 3, 2010
MORRISTOWN — A 67-year-old Randolph man has been accepted into a special probation program in Morris County for shooting his family's 20-year-old African gray parrot to death with a pellet gun last year.
Dennis Zeglin was admitted Wednesday by state Superior Court Judge Thomas V. Manahan into the county's pretrial intervention program for first-time offenders. If he successfully serves three years on probation, an animal cruelty charge will be dismissed, and he will not have a conviction on his record.
Under the program's terms, Zeglin also must complete 100 hours of community service assisting a society for the prevention of cruelty to animals or another organization that provides humane care to creatures. He also must comply with alcohol counseling and pay $1,000 for services and investigation done by the animal control off
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