Wednesday, March 11, 2009

WI deer killers face more charges

Snowmobile deer-slaughter suspect faces new charges
Associated Press

March 11, 2009

WAUPACA, Wis. - One of the men accused in the Waupaca County snowmobile deer-slaughter case now faces additional charges related to hunting violations.

Twenty-four-year-old Rory Kuenzi was charged Tuesday with six counts of taking a deer during the closed season.

He's also accused of possessing wild game during a closed season and resisting a conservation warden.

Kuenzi already faces six counts of felony mistreatment of animals. Those charges stem from a January incident in which he and two others allegedly ran down and killed several deer with their snowmobiles.

One co-defendant also had charges of taking deer during the closed season added to his own charges. Prosecutors say they plan to do the same with the third co-defendant.

Kuenzi's attorney didn't immediately return a message Tuesday evening.


Information from: The Post-Crescent,

© 2009 Star Tribune. All rights reserved.

No comments: