TUCSON, Ariz. — An Arizona woman accused of killing a federally protected Gila monster and bragging about it online will get a year’s probation.
Sarah Elisabeth Crabtree, of Tucson, received the sentence Thursday after pleading guilty to taking wildlife without a license and possession of restricted wildlife.
She will also have to pay a $400 fine, attend counseling and a hunter’s education class.
Crabtree posted photos of the dead lizard with a screwdriver through its head on her Facebook page in March.
Crabtree, who received online death threats, said she was trying to protect her children.