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Animal abusers in ‘Shark Case’ going to court today

Tampa (WTFF) – Michael Wenzel and Spencer Heintz are scheduled to be in court this morning for a disposition.

Both are facing trial for two counts of Aggravated Cruelty to Animals, which is a 3rd degree felony. Wenzel was also charged with a 2nd degree misdemeanor for violating FWC regulations F.S. 379.401 (2) (a).

Robert Lee Benac is facing the same Aggravated Cruelty to Animals and FWC violation charges, but he signed a waiver of appearance last month, so he won’t be in court today.

All three men pleaded not guilty back in January.

WFLA reports that Judge Mark Wolfe spoke to attorneys for the three men briefly, and set a disposition for May 1. Herald Tribune states that “No trial date was set and they will continue with another case management hearing at a later date.”

We will update this article when we know more.

Animal abusers in ‘Shark Case’ going to court today

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