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Teen Charged With Killing Turtle

Posted April 30, 2007 12:45 p.m. EDT

— Police have charged a 17-year-old with felony animal cruelty in connection with the mutilation killing of a turtle.

Clifford Harris used a machete to torture and kill the 30-pound turtle, police said. The dead animal was discovered in the breezeway of the apartment complex where Harris lives.