By MARLO BARNHART
Two youngsters implicated in the May 18 theft of five purebred show rabbits, and the violent death of at least one of the animals, appeared before Washington County Circuit Judge John H. McDowell Wednesday.
The children, ages 8 and 10, were charged with theft and destruction of property.
Partly because of their ages and other circumstances, the prosecution and defense agreed that dismissing the charges and ordering restitution was the best solution.
The amount agreed upon was $250 payable at the rate of $20 a week. The family to whom the rabbits belonged were in court Wednesday and agreed to the disposition of the case.