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Wis. man gets 11 years in deer-killing case


WAUPACA, Wis. (AP) -- A judge has sentenced a rural Weyauwega (wy-uh-WEE'-guh) man to 11 years in prison for running down and killing deer with a snowmobile.

But 27-year-old Rory Kuenzi (KIN'-zee) will serve the sentence concurrently with the 23 years he already is serving for killing a pedestrian while driving drunk.

The Post-Crescent (http://post.cr/tDOS98 ) reports Kuenzi pleaded no contest Tuesday in Waupaca County Court to three counts of felony animal mistreatment in the 2009 incident.

He also pleaded no contest to two forfeiture offenses for possessing deer carcasses during a closed season.

Last November, a jury found Kuenzi guilty of homicide by drunken driving and hit-and-run in the 2004 death of Kevin McCoy.

Kuenzi, his brother, Robby Kuenzi of Weyauwega, and Nicholas Hermes of Waupaca were each charged in the deer deaths.


Information from: The Post-Crescent, http://www.postcrescent.com

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