Psycho Poacher: Game thief convicted of 2nd-degree murder

Kansas poacher Gene Bitler, accused of stabbing Marvin Macy last November as the Clay County farmer interrupted him while killing deer illegally, has been found guilty of 2nd-degree attempted murder, as well as a number of game violations. According to Macy, Bitler pursued him in a drunken rage, stabbed him numerous times, and left him bleeding on the roadside. Bilter blamed "fear and panic" for his actions, but admitted, "Yes, in my heart I felt I'd hurt this man. I didn't know how bad," He will be sentenced Sept. 5th, and will likely face between 55 and 247 months in prison. The Clay Center Dispatch story below details the disturbing story.
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