No jail for man charged in goslings' death

August 7, 2008 5:39:20 AM PDT
No jail time for a Monmouth County man who admitted beating three goslings to death with an umbrella in Middletown.

A judge suspended a six-month jail sentence after being assured Michael Gonzalez would undergo a year of psychotherapy.

Gonzalez also must pay a $4,100 fine and serve a year on probation.

Authorities said the 30-year-old lured the baby geese away from their parents and into a wooded area, where witnesses said he emerged smiling in May.

The baby geese, which still had downy yellow fur, died of blunt force injuries.