18-year-old sentenced for harming geese in Va. Beach

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VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) – An 18-year-old had his 30-day sentence suspended for killing three geese in Virginia Beach. 

Ashton Westmoreland was arrested in June of 2018 for strangling and beating the baby geese to death. Officers say he then strangled each one and slammed them into the ground. They died due to blunt force trauma.

Westmoreland was arrested shortly after police arrived.  

Westmoreland also was sentenced to 12 months of Community Corrections Program to include a mental health evaluation and any treatment recommended. 

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