2 Michigan HS lacrosse team members face trial in guinea pig’s death

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GROSSE ILE, Mich. (AP) — Two members of the Grosse Ile High School lacrosse team face trial on killing or torturing animals and conspiracy charges in the slaying of a guinea pig prior to one of their games.

The Wayne County prosecutor’s office says 18-year-old Tanner Coolsaet and 17-year-old Michael Roth were bound over Monday and are scheduled for Aug. 29 arraignments in circuit court.

Police have said the guinea pig was beaten with a bat after its throat was cut on April 30 in Grosse Ile Township, southwest of Detroit.

A third member of the team also is charged in the case. The prosecutor’s office has said the boy was 16 when he is alleged to have stabbed the animal with a knife.

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1 Comment

  • steve

    Let me guess. The three come from “privileged” families and they don’t give a damn about little animals that are less than them. Whatever the maximum penalty may be, I hope they get it, plus.