An Ohio teen charged in the beating death of an alpaca named Masterpiece has pleaded guilty to five charges, including cruelty to animals.

The Cincinnati Enquirer reports that 18-year-old Nicholas Reynolds also pleaded guilty Wednesday to breaking and entering, tampering with evidence, vandalism and grand theft. The 3-month-old alpaca was taken from a farm in southwest Ohio in January.

Reynolds, of Madison Township, also pleaded guilty to attempted failure to comply with a police order in a separate case.

Another teen and a 23-year-old woman charged in the alpaca case are awaiting trial.

Alpacas are llama-like animals valued for their soft fleece. Masterpiece had been valued at $8,000.


Information from: The Cincinnati Enquirer, http://www.enquirer.com