HAMILTON, OH (FOX19) — A trial date has been set for a 23-year-old woman accused in the fatal beating of a baby alpaca in Madison Twp.
Butler County Common Pleas Judge Patricia Oney set Stacie Mullins trial for Sept. 21, and it is expected to last two days. Mullins is free on bond.
Mullins and two teen boys are accused in the theft and beating of a 3-month-old alpaca named Masterpiece, valued at $8,000, reported stolen Feb. 19 from a Browns Run Road farm.
Authorities say the animal was beaten, put in a truck and dumped in an abandoned barn. She is charged with complicity to breaking and entering, complicity to theft and tampering with evidence, all felonies; and complicity to cruelty to animals, a second-degree misdemeanor.
17 year old, Nicholas Reynolds and 18 year old Marcus Miller are both facing felony charges of breaking and entering, tampering with evidence, vandalism and grand theft, and a second-degree misdemeanor charge of cruelty to animals.
The youths were both 17 at the time of the crime but are being tried as adults.
They are scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday, June 15. Both are free on bond.