5 Jan

 Taxidermist Enrique Gomez De Molina of Miami is facing up to five years behind bars and up to a quarter million in fines for importing body parts of rare and exotic animals to create a series of creepy hybrid sculptures.

The Magic City’s very own Dr. Franken-Testa apparently never bothered to obtain permits to import the skins and cadavers of the animals he used in his “creations,” instead opting to have accomplices smuggle cobras, hornbills, pangolins, and other endangered species by wrapping them in carbon paper.

 Two of his sculptures recently sold at a local art fair for $100,000.

De Molina claims he is was just trying to raise awareness of the dangers associated with genetic engineering, but pleaded guilty to the charges just the same.

His sentencing will take place on March 2.

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