The second man to confess to killing multiple kangaroos on the Far South Coast last year by running them down with a car has been sentenced over the massacre.
Twenty-one eastern grey kangaroos were left dead in the incident at Tura Beach on September 28, which was met with shock and outrage by the local community at the time.
Ashley Sorenson, from Goulburn, and Nathan Sanger were both charged with torture, beat and cause death of animal over the incident and both pleaded guilty, although Sorenson successfully had court documents amended to state he was only responsible for the deaths of three of the animals.
On Friday, Sorenson's case appeared in Queanbeyan Local Court where Magistrate Roger Clisdell sentenced himto 20 months' jail with a non-parole period of 12 months.
In court documents police had said the now 34-year-old used a Mazda BT-50 Ute with ACT registration plates in the killing of the animals.
Sorenson, whose address was in Tura Beach at the time of the massacre, originally pleaded not guilty before changing his plea in March after amending details of the case in Bega Local Court.
His representative, Queanbeyan solicitor Megan North, successfully argued to remove the word "numerous" and replace it with "three" where documents described the number of animals he was responsible for killing.
Magistrate Doug Dick accepted the amendments, but described Sorenson's criminal history as "far more extensive" than that of his co-accused.
Last November Sanger, a then-20-year-old from Numbugga, pleaded guilty to his charge and received a two-year intensive corrections order and was ordered to serve 500 hours of community service.
When it came to Sanger's sentencing in Bega Local Court, Magistrate Dick admitted the young man had taken steps to make amends by volunteering at the Far South Coast's native animal sanctuary Potoroo Palace.
However, he said to Sanger "what you've done may in time be forgiven, but it will never be forgotten".
Sorenson faced a maximum penalty of five years' prison and will be released on parole in July 2021.
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