Man Accused of Killing Sea Turtles Under Federal Indictment

1 year 11 months 2 weeks ago Thursday, November 07 2019 Nov 7, 2019 November 07, 2019 9:31 PM November 07, 2019 in News - Local

PORT MANSFIELD – A man accused of killing sea turtles back in August is now under federal indictment.

The indictment was filed against Baldemar Veliz on Thursday.

In August, Game Wardens following a tip found Veliz in possession of turtle parts.

It happened at the Port Mansfield jetties.

According to the indictment, Veliz admitted he intentionally caught, killed and butchered sea turtles.

It's a federal misdemeanor to capture the creatures that are endangered species protected by U.S. law.

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