Rusty Garrett here with the weekend outlook: Saturday will be the milder of the two days. Sun and clouds will be the rule with early weekend highs in the mid 80s. Back to the low to mid 90s on Sunday!
VICTORIA (December 19, 2012)—Sam Matthew, 53 of Missouri City, faces as much as six months in prison for illegal possession of a bald eagle he allegedly wanted to train for hunting.
Federal prosecutors in Victoria say Mathew remains free on bond pending sentencing in February after a jury convicted him on Monday of violating the Migratory Bird Treaty Act.
Prosecutors say Mathew, who was indicted in May, intended to catch a juvenile bald eagle and train it in falconry.
Evidence indicated there was an active bald eagle nest on Mathew's property and he had already researched how to capture the bird.
Mathew testified the eagle was out of its nest and on a tree limb and he was trying to help the animal.