Man accused in horse slayings pleads no contest

An Ottawa County man, who authorities said slit the throats of two horses belonging to his wife and a stable owner as retribution for his belief that the two were having an affair, has pleaded no contest in the case. Dennis Finkler of Conklin entered the plea Monday in Ottawa County Circuit Court to two counts of torturing and killing an animal, and a charge of malicious destruction of property. The 47-year-old faces up to five years in prison when he is scheduled to be sentenced on July 5.
AP Wire
May 25, 2011

Authorities said on Feb. 11 Finkler argued with his wife at the stable owner’s property in Jamestown Township, and returned the next day with a knife that he used to kill a 12-year-old quarter horse and a 6-year-old Palomino.

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