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Court Appearances Next Week In Alpaca Deaths

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(Courtesy Alpaca Owners and Breeders Association)

(Courtesy Alpaca Owners and Breeders Association)

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MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (AP) — Two Westbrook men face court appearances in the next week on charges related to the stabbing deaths of four alpacas that a prosecutor said were killed for pure sport.

Twenty-one-year-old Kyle Roscetti and 23-year-old Shawn Malcarne were arrested last month on animal cruelty and other charges.

Four dead alpacas were found stabbed to death on an Essex farm on Dec. 23. Police say a nose ring found at the scene led them to their suspects.

Roscetti is due in Middletown Superior court on Monday. Malcarne’s next court appearance is scheduled for Friday.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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