ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — A Maryland man has been sentenced after pleading guilty to throwing a duckling off the Bay Bridge from a moving vehicle earlier this year, the Anne Arundel County State’s Attorney’s Office said Friday.
Judge Mark Crooks sentenced Ethan Fowler to one year behind bars, all of which was suspended, and five years of supervised probation. Fowler pleaded guilty to one felony count of aggravated cruelty to animals.READ MORE: Maryland Weather: Snow Could Impact Parts Of The State Sunday Night Into Monday Morning
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The state’s attorney’s office had been seeking active incarceration.READ MORE: COVID-19 In Maryland: More Than 3K New Cases Reported Sunday As Hospitalizations and Positivity Rate Continues To Decline
A video on social media showed the incident, which officials said happened around 6:30 p.m. on April 19.
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A veterinarian tapped by the state’s attorney’s office said the duckling likely died from its injuries.