Three Va. men accused of slaughtering goats sentenced to prison

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. — Three Virginia men who participated in the slaughter of two goats last year have been sentenced to at least three years in prison.

The Free Lance-Star of Fredericksburg reports Andrew J. Haefele, Donald Ray Compton Jr. and Charles E. McKinney all received three years to serve in connection with a June 18 videotaped incident in which the goats were battered with a medieval weapon known as a spiked mace, attacked by dogs and had their throats slit.

Compton received another three years for convictions of possessing a gun as a felon and violating his probation, giving him a total of six years to serve.

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