Ottawa County man sentenced in slaying of horses

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, was sentenced today to 60 days on an electronic tether. An Ottawa County Circuit judge in Grand Haven also sentenced 47-year-old Dennis Finkler to two years probation, about $20,000 in restitution and fines, and community service. The Conklin man pleaded no contest in May to torturing and killing an animal, and malicious destruction of property.
AP Wire
Jul 5, 2011


Authorities said that on Feb. 11 Finkler argued with his wife at the stable owner’s property in Jamestown Township. The horses were killed the next day.


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