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Woman arrested, accused of shooting birds while drunk

Melinda Bennett (Police photos) 

A Connecticut woman was arrested and accused of shooting birds in her yard.

Police on Thursday said 49-year-old Melinda Bennett, of Ledyard, is facing multiple charges, including reckless endangerment, as well as cruelty to animals.

A day prior, Bennett admitted to authorities that she had been shooting the birds off her birdfeeders every day.

Authorities said they found her “in her garage, intoxicated, with a pellet rifle.”

“Officers observed fresh blood and feathers on the garage floor,” police noted.

Bennett, who was processed and later released on a $500 non-surety bond, is scheduled to appear in court on Sept. 28.

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