Man Accused of Slaying Horses to Stand Trial

Newsdate: Tue, 1 Feb 2011 - 08:56 am
Location: GRAND HAVEN, Michigan

 A western Michigan man accused of slitting 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 will stand trial.

A trial date for 47-year-old Dennis Finkler is pending after the Conklin resident waived his hearing Monday.

Authorities say on Feb. 11 Finkler argued with his wife at the stable owner's property in Jamestown Township, about 10 miles southwest of Grand Rapids, 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.

Finkler faces two counts of animal cruelty and one count of malicious destruction of property.

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