Teen involved in alpaca beating to be tried as adult

Posted by Trina Edwards - email

HAMILTON, OH (FOX19) - One of two teenagers accused in a brutal beating of a baby alpaca was in court Friday morning.

A judge ruled that Marcus Miller, 17, will be tried as an adult. Bond was set at $40,000.

The judge based her decision on the fact that Miller will be 18 in a week and a half and has a prior record.

Miller's mother, who came to court to watch the hearing, cried as the judge announced his decision.

Police say Miller and another teen beat the baby alpaca to death in February. Felony charges of grand theft, breaking and entering, tampering with evidence and vandalism head to a grand jury. A misdemeanor charge of cruelty to animals stays in juvenile court.

The other teen involved in the case is still waiting to find out if they will be tried as an adult.

Another person, Stacie Mullins, 22, has been indicted for complicity to breaking and entering, complicity to theft, complicity to cruelty to animals and tampering with evidence for driving the teens to the site.

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