Two Teens Plead Guilty in Cow Killing

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) -- Two Traverse City teenagers who killed a cow with a bow and arrow will get jail time when they're sentenced next month.
Eighteen-year-old Jared Kaltenbach and 17-year-old Kody Richardson pleaded guilty this week to attempted killing or torturing an animal. That's a misdemeanor.
They'll be sentenced Sept. 14.
Grand Traverse County assistant prosecutor James Pappas says the teens will spend at least 90 days in jail and have to pay a combined $1,500 in restitution.
Police say Richardson shined a flashlight on the cow so Kaltenbach could shoot it with a bow and arrow last month at a Garfield Township farm.
Sheriff's deputies say Richardson told them the teens shot the cow in self-defense because it came at them as they walked through a field.


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