"He was lying to us," U.S. Attorney John Vaudreuil told ABC. "He was offering to pay, it turns out, about $20,000 to keep the others who were in the hunt, to have them lie, so that's a fairly aggressive cover-up."
Palmer pled guilty to the felony of killing the bear where he wasn't authorized to and for lying about it to the U.S. government; he got a year of probation and paid $2,938 in fines.
That the Minnesota dentist killed other wild animals before Cecil comes as little surprise - but that the cowardly trophy hunter tried to cover up his heinous acts in the past - well, it just breaks our hearts even more, for Cecil, and for all the other innocent animals trophy hunters kill each year.
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