LAS VEGAS -- A University of California, Berkeley, law school graduate has pleaded guilty to three misdemeanors for his role in the beheading of an exotic bird last October at a Las Vegas Strip resort

Prosecutor Frank Coumou (koo-MOH') says 26-year-old Hazhir Kargaran (kar-GAHR'-in) took a plea deal Thursday and was sentenced to two days in the Clark County jail, a one-year suspended sentence, a $1,000 fine, restitution, counseling and community service.

Kargaran pleaded guilty to instigating animal cruelty, property destruction and trespass in the beheading of the helmeted guinea fowl named Turk at the Flamingo hotel-casino wildlife habitat.

Another Berkeley student, Eric Cuellar, pleaded guilty in January to a misdemeanor charge.

Justin Alexander Teixeira (teh-SHEHR'-uh) is set for trial in October.

He's the Berkeley student accused of ripping the bird's head off.

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Information from: KLAS-TV, http://www.klas-tv.com



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