The 22-year-old man who broke into Zoo Boise and killed a Patas monkey in November has been sentenced to two to seven years in prison, KTVB-TV reports. Michael Watkins of Weiser admitted to the drunken incident and apologized; you can see KTVB's full report here. The Idaho Statesman reports here that the judge retained jurisdiction, meaning Watkins could get out on probation if he successfully completes an intensive 9- to 12-month program.
Betsy Z. Russell covers Idaho news from The Spokesman-Review's bureau in Boise.
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