Fourth man guilty in shootings that left several cows dead

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Christopher Wright Christopher Wright
Marcel Timmons Marcel Timmons
LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) -

A 20-year-old Kansas man has admitted being part of a group that shot and killed several cows in Leavenworth County.

Leavenworth County Attorney Todd Thompson says Christopher Wright, of Overland Park, pleaded no contest Wednesday to criminal damage to property and animal cruelty.

The Kansas City Star reports Wright was one of four people who have been found guilty in the shootings. Twenty-year-old Marcel Timmons, of Manhattan, and two others whose names were not released because they are juveniles, pleaded guilty last year.

Investigators say the shootings occurred in August 2016 in rural Leavenworth County.  Several cows on two separate properties were found dead of gunshot wounds.

The damage was estimated at more than $16,000.

Police say the four admitted to shooting the cows but offered no justification.
 

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