Missouri man charged with abuse in horse’s death

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ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) _ A 40-year-old northwest Missouri man accused of ramming a horse to death with his vehicle has been charged with animal abuse.

The St. Joseph News-press reports Michael Ebrecht of Quitman was charged Tuesday with felony animal abuse in connection with the horse’s death Saturday in Nodaway County.

Court records show Ebrecht is accused of striking the horse with a vehicle, causing the horse to be thrown about 40 feet. Authorities say Ebrecht then struck the horse again before running over the horse, killing it.

Nodaway County Prosecuting Attorney Robert Rice says he filed the charge because the crime was “so malicious and upsetting.”

Online court records don’t list a lawyer for Ebrecht, who has denied witness accounts that his children were with him when the horse was killed.
Information from: St. Joseph News-Press/St. Joe, Missouri


  • Bob

    Don’t forget to vote yes on the farm bill, because it’s nobody’s business how we treat our animals.

    • rose

      BOB, You forgot it is nobody’s business that China wants to own and farm our farm ground in Missouri, even though we all know what they fertilize it with.

  • lbk's gurl

    What the hell is going on? All these demented people allowed to walk, work, shop with the normal population. Justice is not prevailing. The world is being taken over by pure hatred.

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