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June 21, 2012
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Brothers accused of poaching deer

Two brothers are facing charges they illegally shot a doe pregnant with twin fawns.

Jesus Cossio-Pitones, 37, is charged with possession of a deer killed without a valid tag, a gross misdemeanor.

His brother, Gonzalo Cossio, 33, is charged with killing a deer without a valid tag, a felony.

The incident took place March 24 near where the brothers live in Holbrook Junction.

According to reports, authorities were alerted to the illegal kill by a call to the Nevada Division of Wildlife Operation Game Thief.

As game warden Brian Eller was investigating the tip, he saw the suspects' red pickup …

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The Record Courier Updated Jun 26, 2012 05:06PM Published Jun 21, 2012 01:32PM Copyright 2012 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.