Posted by: Sandy Steinman | March 19, 2017

British Butterfly Killer Convicted

The New York Times reported

The killer, a former body builder, stalked his frail victims at nature reserves, in one case clambering over a locked gate armed with a net, before he chased them down, trapped them and carried them away, dead or alive.

In what prosecutors are calling Britain’s first conviction of its kind, Phillip Cullen, 57, was found guilty this week of capturing, killing and possessing specimens of the Large Blue butterfly, the country’s rarest butterfly, admired for its beauty and expressionist blue wings. Mr. Cullen, who had denied the charges, could face a maximum of six months in prison when he is sentenced next month.

Read full storay at British Police Net a Butterfly Killer, and Now He May Face Jail – The New York Times

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