2014-02-26 08:09:00 by Metro Networks, Inc.
(Longview, WA) -- A 17-year-old boy is under investigation for animal cruelty after being accused of killing and skinning a pet goat. Authorities in Longview say the boy was 16 last June when he allegedly zip-tied the goat's hooves together and slit the animal's belly before partially skinning it. Three other goats and a sheep on the Beacon Hill property in Longview were unharmed. Police say the teen has confessed to the crime.