Teens arrested for butchering cow

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SALEM, Ore. (AP) - Marion County Deputy Kevin Rau says two teenagers have been arrested for killing a farmer's cow for beef.

Donald Jones, a farmer who lives at Liberty Road in South Salem, told deputies that someone had killed one of his cows and had cut the cow up and had taken a portion of the cow's body.

When deputies arrived, they found that the cow had apparently been shot and cut apart with two steak knives that were still at the scene.

Deputies say 18-year-old Derek Becker was seen throwing what appeared to be the remains of a large animal's leg in the dumpster where he lives.

Deputies found meat from the cow in Becker's refrigerator.

Becker and a 16-year-old girl, also of Salem, were both arrested. The teens told deputies that they went to the farm with the intent of killing the cow for the meat.

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