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2 charged in videotaped kicking of wounded whitetail deer

Two teens have been charged with cruelty for videotaped violence on a wounded deer in November.
White-tailed deer buck (Shutterstock/Jim Cumming)

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Two teens have been charged with aggravated cruelty to animals and other offenses for kicking a wounded deer in the head and neck and pulling off its antler during a videotaped attack.

The Pennsylvania Game Commission filed charges Friday against 18-year-old Alexander Brock Smith and an unnamed 17-year-old male.

The attack during the state's hunting season in November was characterized in an arrest warrant as the torture of the buck that the 17-year-old had shot and wounded.

Calls were left by the Associated Press for both defendants' lawyers.