Prized Horse Is Led Out of Stall and Butchered in Florida

26 Oct 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

1,300-pound show horse slaughtered on Florida farm.

PALMETTO, Fla. (AP) — A 1,300-pound show horse was slaughtered on a ranch by a mystery butcher who detectives believe targeted the massive animal to sell its meat on the black market, police said. PALMETTO (CBSMiami/AP) – The remains of a 12-year old award winning jumping show horse by the name of Phedras de Blondel were found early Sunday morning on a farm in Palmetto. Six slaughter house owners and employees were arrested, and charged with causing cruel death to conservation animals, torment, deprivation, mutilation or killing or conservation animals as well as selling, buying and possession of horse meat. “I don’t mean at the knee, I mean from his shoulder”, Stephens said.

Investigators say they believe the perpetrator was someone who wanted horse meat, knew the farm had horses and took Phedras because he was a big, heavy horse. Manatee County Sheriff’s Office has not named any suspects. “The horse had been stolen in the night from its stall that’s attached to the home (the owner) was sleeping in”. They just left his rib cage, his neck and head.” It is illegal to slaughter horses for meat in Florida, said David Bristow, a spokesman for the sheriff’s department, in an interview on Monday. The horse was 12 years old and had just been purchased from Germany and flown into the United States last Friday, just days before he was killed, according to a report in The Bradenton Herald.

Police: Student stabbed at Baltimore high school dies

20 Jan 2016 | Author: | No comments yet »

Police Identify Student Killed In City School Stabbing.

Baltimore police spokesman T.J. The teen had been in class on the third floor of the school building in the 1300 block of McCulloh Street when a sophomore went into the classroom and stabbed him at approximately noon on Tuesday, Nov. 24, police reported. Police said Sunday that investigators are collaborating with the state’s attorney’s office to file additional charges now that the victim has died. Crawford remains in police custody, officials reported. “It’s a tragedy anytime we have someone killed in an act of violence, even moreso when it’s a child.

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