Teens to face court over hunt

TWO teenagers allegedly involved in a hunting expedition during which a cow was fatally injured by a bow and arrow, will have their cases heard in the juvenile justice system.

A Stanthorpe police spokesman said the 16-year-old boy and 16-year-old girl were believed to be involved in a September 24 incident on a grazing property at Caves Road.

He said two Hereford cows and a calf were injured – one beast fatally – with bows and arrows..

“These teenagers are still in the process of being dealt with through the juvenile justice system,” he said.

Yesterday in Warwick Magistrates Court Timothy John Qualischefski from Glen Aplin was sentenced to six months jail for his part in the attack.

In sentencing Magistrate Andrew Cridland described 18-year-old Qualischefski as “extremely violent”.

Magistrate Cridland said the youth's behaviour during the incident showed a “degree of callousness, which would be repugnant in any society”.

Meanwhile the son of the owner of the cattle at the centre of the attack said he had already written a letter which would be used in thejuvenile court.


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