Upper Peninsula pair plead guilty to torturing cattle
Two young Upper Peninsula men have pleaded guilty to torturing cattle last summer in Menominee County.
Prosecutor Dan Hass says that he got guilty pleas Monday (Dec. 5) 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.