NARA (Kyodo) The Nara District Court sentenced a 40-year-old man to six months in prison Friday for fatally shooting a wild deer with a crossbow in Nara Park in March.

Prosecutors had demanded a 10-month prison term for Ginjiro Inagaki, a company executive, from Tsu, Mie Prefecture, on charges of violating the Law for the Protection of Cultural Properties. The Nara Park deer are designated as national natural treasures.

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