Student from Merrick accused of killing rabbit

A college lacrosse player from Merrick is facing two years in prison for allegedly killing a rabbit.Police say 19-year-old Nicholas Coyle killed a cottontail rabbit

MERRICK - A college lacrosse player from Merrick is facing two years in prison for allegedly killing a rabbit.Police say 19-year-old Nicholas Coyle killed a cottontail rabbit with a hockey stick, and then used the dead animal as a hockey puck.The incident allegedly took place on the campus on Salve Regina University in Rhode Island. Coyle now faces a felony charge of malicious injury to an animal.

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