Murray Harbour teen pleads guilty in seal clubbing case

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CHARLOTTETOWN - A Murray Harbour teen who was involved in the killing of about 50 seals has pleaded guilty to two charges in connection with the January incident.

Colton Hal Clements, 18, appeared before Judge Nancy Orr in provincial court in Charlottetown today where he pleaded guilty to willfully causing pain and suffering to the seals, and unlawfully disturbing marine mammals.

The charges were in connection to the January killing of the seals on Murray Beach.

A group of Atlantic Veterinary College students found them dead the day after the seals were seen alive.

The vet college later conducted necropsies on 10 pups and found they were bludgeoned to death.

Some of the pups were only a few weeks old.

Clements’s next court date is scheduled for June 6 for sentencing in Georgetown after the Crown and defence both recommended a pre-sentence report.

Two other teens are also facing charges in connection with the incident and are scheduled to appear in youth court in Georgetown this week.

RYAN ROSS - THE GUARDIAN

Organizations: Atlantic Veterinary College

Geographic location: Murray Harbour, CHARLOTTETOWN, Georgetown Murray Beach

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