A Utah State Prison parolee has been charged with criminal mischief in the death of the only female breeding crane at the Tracy Aviary.
Marty Lee Trujillo, 22, also was charged with possession of LSD in the 3rd Circuit Court criminal complaint released late Thursday.A caretaker at the Tracy Aviary in Liberty Park said he saw a man the morning of Feb. 25 near the crane pen. About 15 minutes later the caretaker found the $1,200 crane dead.
A match of sneaker prints found in the pen matched those created by Trujillo's athletic shoes, prosecutors contend.
Trujillo, who also goes by Marty Lee Gallegos, Ramon Martinez and Richard Martinez, is being held without bail in Salt Lake County Jail. He is on parole after serving time at the prison.