A second Waupaca County judge has dissmissed felony level charges against the second of three men charged in a deer killing case. Monday, circuit judge Phillip Kirk issued an order dismissing 6 mistreatment of animal charges against 24 year old Rory Kuenzi of Weyauwega. Kuenzi, along with his brother, 23 year old Robbie Kuenzi and 23 year old Nicholas Hermes, both also of Weyauwega, were all charged in connection with the running down of deer with snowmobiles in the Waupaca County town of Lind in January.
Earlier this month, circuit judge John Hoffman dismissed the felony charges against Robbie Kuenzi. Lawyers for the two men argued that since misdemeanor hunting charges were also filed, the mistreatment of animals statue didn't apply. The judges agreed. the misdemeanor hunting charges against the two remain. Hermes has a hearing in front of Waupaca County judge Ray Huber July 22nd.