Technically speaking, Caisen Green, the 18-year-old from Cherokee County, Okla., who shot and killed a pit bull with a bow and arrow, could face felony animal cruelty charges.
However, after the teen and his lawyer spoke with the undersheriff on Tuesday, it appears that the likelihood of those charges being filed, are slim.
According to KJRH News, Green told undersheriff Jason Chennault, that he was practicing archery at his home on Feb. 13.
Chennault told KJRH News:
"Caisen said when the pit was about eight yards away, he shot him with his bow and arrow,"
"The dog ran about 30 yards and died."
Green explained to the undersheriff that the dog "looked diseased," in defense of his decision to shoot him. Green and his father claim to have made the decision to burn the dog's body because of the supposed "disease."
The undersheriff stated that the boy's version seemed believable and that the teen seemed to be "telling the truth."
As for the Facebook post that started the entire furor online, the teen is said to feel "remorseful."
That statement, "For all you pit lovers out there. Here's what happens when one shows up around my house," was quickly pulled down by Green after it went viral on Facebook.
As for the animal cruelty charge, based on Chennault's statement, "I don't have any reason not to believe him," to KJRH News, it seems unlikely that Green will face any legal ramifications whatsoever.
Prior story about this incident here.
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