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Puppy Murderer

A St. Paul man pleaded guilty for breaking 10 puppies necks last summer, reports the Star Tribune. Kimanie Carter, 20, faces one year in jail and, as reported by the St. Paul Pioneer Press, is prohibited from owning a pet for the rest of his life.

Carter is required to undergo behavioral counceling, and is currently residing at the Minnesota Correctional Facility in Lino Lakes.

The Star Tribune reports that lifetime pet bans have been issued in New York, Virginia and Maine, but Carter would be the first Minnesotan to be issued this ban.

The Star Tribune article about Carter uses a lead that explains who this story is about, what happened, and where it took place. The Pioneer Press begins this news story by simply explaining what happened. Both leads were under 30 words, but the Star Tribune began the story by answering more questions.

Both articles provided enough information to explain this news story. The Pioneer Press has all the essential information included, and the Star Tribune includes information about the history of pet bans, and more about Carter's personality; both of which are efficient at explaining this news story.
http://www.startribune.com/467/story/957428.html

http://www.twincities.com/mld/twincities/news/local/16536410.htm