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Teens accused of shooting cows, horses, will stand trial

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Hudson Star Observer
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River Falls Wisconsin 2815 Prairie Drive / P.O. Box 25 54022

Two 17-year-olds accused of shooting farm animals have been ordered to stand trial in the last of their two court cases.

Brock Flatland of Wheeler and Trenton Hollister of Dallas, Wisc. waived their preliminary hearings yesterday in Dunn County. They're scheduled to enter pleas June 29th to three felony counts each of mistreating animals. They also face a misdemeanor count of animal mistreatment.

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Prosecutors said Flatland and Hollister started out looking for deer to shoot last December. After drinking eight-nine beers and missing a doe, they apparently decided to go after cows and horses.

Authorities say the pair shot three horses and a cow. Both young men pleaded guilty to five misdemeanor charges for shooting animals in Barron County. They were sentenced to 30 days in jail with work release privileges in that case and put on three years' probation.

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