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Posted: Tuesday, June 3, 2014 8:00 pm | Updated: 11:15 pm, Tue Jun 3, 2014.

BOULDER, Colo — A former Boulder police officer was convicted Tuesday of killing a bull elk that had become a treasured companion in an upscale neighborhood and whose death sparked marches, prayer vigils and at least one tribute song.

A jury found Sam Carter guilty of nine charges. He could face up to six years in prison after shooting the animal known as “Big Boy” last year as it grazed beneath a crabapple tree, The Daily Camera reported.

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