Friday Crime Stories: Woman hears baby cub bear crying in trap, gets jail time sentence

Catherine McCartney and Mark Nagelhout freed a bear cub from a trap in a New Jersey town, but what they believed was a good deed landed the animal rights activists in court. A judge ordered McCartney to serve 15 days in jail because of her record of freeing animals from traps set by government agents trying to protect communities from bears.

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Nancy Grace looks at the controversy with McCartney, Nagelhout, and their lawyer Doris Lin, director of legal affairs at Animal Protection League of New Jersey. Grace’s expert panels also includes Zoo Logic podcast host Dr. Grey Stafford — who is an animal trainer and zoologist, Atlanta lawyer and animal rights activist Penny Douglas-Furr, and Crime Stories reporter Robyn Walensky.

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