Illinois teen accused of slashing puppy may be tried as an adult

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The aggravated animal cruelty charge against the 17-year-old was filed in Juvenile Court, according to a statement from Henry County State’s Attorney Matt Schutte.

Schutte is seeking to prosecute the teen as an adult, according to the statement. He said he has prepared the paperwork requesting the change.

The judge assigned to the case will make that decision, WQAD reported.

The Labrador retriever-pit bull, named “Thor,” was taken to the Kewannee Vet Clinic for treatment and is being taken care of by the Henry County Humane Society, WQAD reported.

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