Zimbabwe: No Charges for Cecil's Killer

Walter Palmer's 'papers were in order,' says environment minister
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 12, 2015 9:11 AM CDT
Dentist Walter Palmer, who returned to his practice on Sept. 8, 2015, in Bloomington, Minn., won't face charges.   (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
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(Newser) – Good news for Walter Palmer: Zimbabwe announced Monday that the Minnesota dentist won't face charges for killing its most famous big cat, Cecil. "We approached the police and then the Prosecutor General, and it turned out that (Walter) Palmer came to Zimbabwe because all the papers were in order," the nation's environment minister said, per Reuters. Palmer returned to work in September. (Read more Cecil the lion stories.)

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