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Governor asks for briefing in case of couple charged for nursing injured deer

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A deer similar to Dani. A deer similar to Dani.

CONNERSVILLE, IN (WAVE) - Governor Mike Pence is getting involved after a couple nursed an injured deer to heath only to face criminal charges.

Jeff Counceller and his wife Jennifer are facing possible jail time after finding and caring for a severely injured baby deer they named Dani a few months ago.

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources contacted the couple and told them they needed a permit to keep the doe.

Their permit request was turned down and Indiana DNR said they had to put Dani down.

Dani vanished on the day DNR planned to euthanize her.

Governor Pence said it appears conservation officers acted appropriately, but is asking DNR for a briefing on the case.

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