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Maximum Sentence Handed Down for Mascot Killing

Posted January 8, 1997 12:00 a.m. EST

— A Chapel Hill man received the maximum sentence for killing a ram that was the mascot of the University of North Carolina.

Scott Wade was charged with cruelty to animals after he slaughtered the ram known as Ramses last February. Wednesday, he received a 45 day suspended sentence, including 18 months of supervised probation and 160 hours of community service.

Wade will also have to attend substance abuse classes, undergo a psychiatric analysis, and pay almost $1,000 in fines and fees.