Stacie Mullins, 23, and Nicholas Reynolds (Nick Reynolds), 17, will go before a Butler County judge to hear motions and set trial dates in connection with the alpaca case.
Reynolds, Mullins and Marcus Miller, 18, are all charged with the February theft and fatal beating of a 3-month-old baby alpaca named Masterpiece.
Police say after chasing him down and dragging the baby alpaca away from his mother, Reynolds, Mullins and Miller took turns beating the crying animal until they killed it. Then they loaded it back onto their truck and dumped his beaten and broken body in an abandoned barn.
Tuesday's hearing comes after a wild weekend where Mullins and Reynolds were involved in a police chase that ended in drunk driving charges early Saturday morning.
As a result of that police chase, a judge revoked Reynolds' $40,000 bond and ordered him held for Tuesday's hearing as well as for other new charges.
(WCPO - June 29, 2010)