Man Accused of Killing Sea Turtles Under Federal Indictment
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.
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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