Prosecutor to announce decision in Cincinnati Zoo gorilla case

People attend a vigil for a gorilla outside the Cincinnati Zoo, in Cincinnati, Ohio(Reuters) – A county prosecutor will announce on Monday whether or not he will bring charges against the family of a 3-year-old boy who fell into a gorilla enclosure at the Cincinnati Zoo on Saturday, prompting zoo officials to kill an endangered gorilla to rescue the child. Cincinnati police said earlier they were focusing their investigation on the child's parents and family and that they had turned over the results of their probe to Deters' office for review.. The gorilla, a 17-year-old 450-pound (200-kg) animal named Harambe, was shot and killed by zoo staff after he dragged the boy around and was hurting him. The family said through a spokeswoman on Wednesday that the child was doing well, and that they had no plans to sue the zoo over the incident.

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June 3, 2016 11:43 pm

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