Arrest warrants issued for 3 teens in llama's death

TRINIDAD – Trinidad police have issued arrest warrants for three teens in connection to the death of a llama that was roaming around the southern Colorado town last Wednesday.

Cody Kissman, 18, and a 17-year-old boy are facing felony animal cruelty charges. Another 17-year-old boy is facing a felony charge of conspiracy to commit cruelty to animals.

A necropsy revealed the llama was shot with a bow and arrow and then its neck was slashed. Police say one of the unnamed juveniles shot the llama before Kissman cut the animal's neck.

A fourth suspect may be charged. Police say another 17-year-old boy did not actively participate in the death of the llama but was found to have acted in a conspiracy.

The llama, named Sally, had gotten loose from its owner's home near Trinidad State Junior College. Police say the llama caused a "nuisance."

The owner had sold two other llamas recently who repeatedly escaped from the home. One of the teens indicted is believed to be "part" owner of the llama.

(KUSA-TV © 2014 Multimedia Holdings Corporation)


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