NJ man who shot parrot enters program

MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) - August 3, 2010

Dennis Zeglin has been admitted into the Pretrial Intervention program for first-time offenders.

The charge will be dismissed and the 67-year-old will not have a record if the Randolph resident successfully serves three years on probation.

Zeglin also must complete 100 hours of community service with a humane center.

Zeglin's lawyer has said his client was intoxicated when he shot "Mikey" with a pellet gun in 2009 because the 20-year-old African Grey parrot distracted him while he watched the race.

Zeglin declined comment.

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