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St. Louis Area Doctor Pleads Guilty to Reduced Charge in Iron County for Hunting Dog Killing Incident

(Ironton) A criminal case in Iron County has been settled in court concerning a St. Louis doctor, who was originally charged last December after being accused of allegedly shooting and killing a Viburnum area man’s hunting dog and shooting and injuring another hunting dog.

62-year-old Dr. James Phillip Feinberg, a clinical psychologist, was originally charged with second degree animal abuse and two misdemeanors of unlawful use of a weapon and removing an electronic dog collar without the owner’s consent.

The incident allegedly took place last November 10th, just a couple miles away from the Viburnum Golf and Country Club.

Feinberg had recently bought some property in that area.

Feinberg plead guilty last week to a reduced charge of removing an electronic or dog collar without the owner’s consent, a misdemeanor.

The doctor was given two years of unsupervised probation and received a suspended imposition of sentence.

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