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Pa. man appealing weapons term in dog shooting

March 6, 2014
Associated Press

BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — A central Pennsylvania man serving five to 10 years in prison for illegally possessing a weapon while shooting his dog is appealing, claiming his criminal record shouldn't have barred him from owning a gun.

Defense attorney Joseph Amendola tells the Centre Daily Times (http://bit.ly/1fKPIb6 ) that client Barry Grove's 1978 conviction was for criminal trespass, not burglary as Centre County prosecutors contend. A burglary conviction carries a firearms ban, but a conviction for criminal trespass didn't carry that penalty until years after Grove, a 58-year-old Karthaus man, was convicted.

Amendola says no one told Grove he was breaking the law — including probation officers who saw weapons in his home over the years — until after he shot the dog last year.

District Attorney Stacy Parks Miller says Grove's claims can't be proven.

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Information from: Centre Daily Times, http://www.centredaily.com

 
 

 

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