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Vermont Teen Charged with Shooting Cows

Posted on Oct 1, 2010 - 6:23 AM
Vermont Teen Charged With Shooting Cows

SOUTH ROYALTON, Vt. (AP) Police say a South Royalton teenager has admitted shooting three cows from two roadways in Vermont.

The 16-year-old male, who has no prior criminal record, has been charged with aggravated animal cruelty and unlawful mischief, both felonies, as well as disorderly conduct.

The Burlington Free Press reports that the cows were shot in two separate incidences in Tunbridge and Randolph Center.

A Guersney cow was shot four times in its side around 12:30 a.m. Saturday. The cow was discovered alive later in the morning but has since been euthanized.

About 10 miles away, police say two Heifers were shot in the head in a pasture in Randolph Center around 3 a.m. One had died by the time its owner found it, and the other was later euthanized.

Copyright 2010 The Associated Press.

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