Friday, July 29, 2005

Man Gets Five-Year Prison Term for Stealing Pet Monkey

A Baltimore man who stole a pet monkey worth $7,000 has been sentenced to five years in prison.

Twenty-five-year-old Kenneth King was sentenced Thursday in Annapolis for his guilty plea on a burglary charge in the case.

The capuchin monkey named Janey was taken during a February break-in at the Glen Burnie home of Brian and Michelle Howard. The judge Thursday told King he took a member of the family.

Prosecutors say King and his girlfriend Wendy Ward became interested in Janey when they went to the Howards' home to buy a bird.

Ward received a one-year suspended sentence. And King and Ward were ordered to pay $2,500 for damage caused by the break-in.

Story here.

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