MENOMINEE, Mich. (AP) — Two young Upper Peninsula men have pleaded guilty to torturing cattle last summer in Menominee County.
Prosecutor Dan Hass tells the Daily Press in Escanaba (http://bit.ly/t7CY2D) that he got guilty pleas Monday from 18-year-old Nicholas Leisner and 17-year-old Peter Sauve. Two pregnant heifers were beaten so badly they had to be killed last July. "Bubs," a male, recovered but no longer can be used for breeding.
The 1,400-pound bull suffered broken bones, welts, and approximately 20 knife wounds.
Leisner and Sauve face a maximum penalty of four years in prison when they're sentenced on Feb. 6. Charges are pending against a third defendant.
The cattle were worth $4,000 each.
Information from: Daily Press, http://www.dailypress.net