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Kauai: 2 men plead innocent in goat theft

Ryan Winchell Ryan Winchell
Russell Hoomanawanui Russell Hoomanawanui

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The two men accused of stealing and slaughtering a pregnant goat on Kauai last month claim their are innocent.

Ryan Winchell, 29, and Russell Hoomanawanui, 29, of Kilauea pleaded not guilty to charges including theft of livestock, criminal property damage and cruelty to animals at their arraignment on Wednesday.

According to the owners of the Kunana Dairy in Moloa'a, their pet goat Kaitlyn was slaughtered one week before she was due to give birth to two babies.

Winchell is free on $8,100 bail while Hoomanawanui is free on $8,000 bail.

A preliminary hearing is set for June 30.

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