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Case ID: 18847
Classification: Kicking/Stomping
Animal: other wildlife
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Friday, Nov 11, 2011

County: Hampden

Charges: Felony CTA
Disposition: Alleged
Case Images: 1 files available

Alleged: 15 year-old-boy

The Muscovy duck dubbed Ozzie was found dead Friday after a jogger reported seeing a group of boys taunting it, including one who repeatedly stomped on it.

Ozzie has been a fixture at Stanley Park for three years, despite the fact the breed typically prefers warmer climates.

The death led to an outpouring of support, including the establishment of a fund to install cameras at the park.

The teen who allegedly killed Ozzie, Stanley Park's resident muscovy duck, will head to court next year.

Hampden County District Attorney Mark Mastroianni told 22News a pretrial conference is scheduled for January 5th.

On Tuesday, Holyoke Juvenile Court returned two felony delinquency complaints, charging the 15 year-old boy with cruelty to animals and malicious killing of a domestic animal, for the death of "Ozzie the Duck."

The teen was also arraigned on the charges Tuesday.

His name is not being released because of his age.

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