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Hearing For Bird Beheader Rescheduled

Law School Grad Currently In Prison Boot Camp
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Justin Teixeira (police booking photo, October 2012)

Justin Teixeira (police booking photo, October 2012)

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LAS VEGAS (AP) — A court appearance was postponed Monday in Nevada for a University of California, Berkeley, law school graduate completing prison boot camp for beheading an exotic bird during a drunken chase at a Las Vegas Strip resort.

Prosecutor Frank Coumou says Justin Alexander Teixeira’s court date was rescheduled to May 5.

Teixeira is facing three to five years’ probation before he can ask to have his felony conviction reduced to a misdemeanor.

Whether Teixeira is admitted to practice law in California could on depend on whether a felony remains on his record.

He pleaded guilty last May to killing another person’s animal in the October 2012 death of a helmeted guineafowl at the Flamingo hotel-casino.

Two other Berkeley students entered pleas to reduced misdemeanor charges, paid fines and served community service.

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