The president of an animal leasing firm in Machida, western Tokyo, was sentenced Tuesday to a suspended two-year prison term in connection with the death of an employee who was mauled by a Bengal tiger in February.

Motosaburo Ikeda, 71, was found guilty of professional negligence resulting in death, and was also fined 500,000 yen by the Hachioji branch of the Tokyo District Court. Prosecutors had demanded a two-year sentence.

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