The third defendant in the 2009 deer-snowmobile thrill kill case that sparked interest from citizens and various organizations statewide today entered no contest pleas in Waupaca County Circuit Court to three felonies of mistreatment of animals and causing death.

Robby Kuenzi, 26, also entered a plea agreement for three Department of Natural Resources misdemeanor charges of hunting deer during closed season. Other forfeiture citations against Kuenzi were read into the record, but dismissed.

Kuenzi will be sentenced for the three felonies and three misdemeanors on May 24, when his DNR privileges also will be discussed. Today’s proceeding was before Judge John Hoffmann.

The incident occurred in the Town of Lind in Waupaca County in January 2009, and involved several deer which were repeatedly run over by snowmobiles and in some cases mutilated by use of the machines.

The other two men involved in the incident, Robby’s brother, Rory Kuenzi, and Nicholas Hermes already have been sentenced.

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