Clues Sought in Corpus Christi FFA Animal Killings

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Police are investigating the killing of two goats and a sheep at the school district's agricultural barns.

District spokeswoman Lorette Winters said a parent found the dead goats Thursday morning. The badly injured sheep died later that day.

At least one of the animals had been shot, she said. The animals were Future Farmers of America projects.

"We intend to seek the fullest punishment possible," Winters said. "We feel very sorry for the families who lost an animal and our hearts go out to them. ... It is very heart wrenching."

Capt. Robert Bridge of the Corpus Christi police said the animals were being examined for clues.

Cruelty to animals is a state jail felony punishable by up to two years in jail and a fine of $10,000, Bridge said.