Teen pleads guilty to killing baby alpaca

Nicholas Reynolds during his court appearance on Wednesday.
Nicholas Reynolds during his court appearance on Wednesday.

HAMILTON, OH (FOX19) - A Butler County teenager pled guilty Wednesday to beating a baby alpaca to death.

Nicholas Reynolds, 17, pled guilty to breaking and entering, tampering with evidence, vandalism, grand theft, cruelty to animals. He also pled guilty to one count of failure to comply for a separate case. He faces a maximum of 10.5 years behind bars when he is sentenced Oct. 22.

Reynolds is one of three people who were allegedly involved in the incident, which happened at a Madison Township farm in February. Marcus Miller, 18, is facing similar charges to Reynolds. A third person, Stacie Mullins, 23, is facing complicity charges for allegedly driving the teens to the farm.

The alpaca, named "Masterpiece" was valued at $8,000.

Miller is set to go on trial in November. Mullins' trial was scheduled to begin this month, but has been postponed.

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