Delay granted in bear-shooting case |

Delay granted in bear-shooting case

Aspen Times Staff
Aspen, CO Colorado

ASPEN ” The man accused of shooting a black bear yearling at Lazy Glen Mobile Home Park in May requested and received a continuance of his case this week.

Keith Peiffer didn’t appear in Pitkin County Court Tuesday but faxed the court clerk a request seeking a delay in hearings in the case. Judge Erin Fernandez-Ely granted a continuance until Oct. 2, according to court records.

Peiffer hasn’t entered a plea yet in the fatal shooting of the bear. He was ticketed by the Colorado Division of Wildlife for “unlawful take of a black bear.” The wildlife division hasn’t released many details of the case, other than to say the yearling entered Peiffer’s house and was chased outside. The bear was killed on the lawn at about 2:30 on a Saturday afternoon.

The bear, which weighed between 40 and 50 pounds, was shot twice with a .22-caliber rifle, according to the wildlife division. A rifle was confiscated from Peiffer.

He was first ordered to appear in court on July 17 and was given a continuance then as well.

If Peiffer is found guilty, he could be assessed a fine of $1,000 and a surcharge of $370.

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