Cruelty charges may result after 10 horses die of dehydration

Wednesday , August 13, 2014 - 6:01 PM

Associated Press

SALT LAKE CITY — Authorities are considering charging the owner of 10 horses found dead last month with animal cruelty following an investigation that concluded they died from dehydration.

Unified Police said Wednesday in a news release that the cause of death was determined during a joint investigation with the Utah Veterinary Lab concluded the cause of death.

The 10 horses were discovered on July 18 in a field near Magna, a city about 15 miles west of Salt Lake City.

Unified Police says the Salt Lake County District Attorney’s Office is reviewing the findings to determine if charges are warranted.

Get the Standard-Examiner Advantage.
Popular in Police

VIDEO: Two injured in Ogden officer-involved shooting

OGDEN — An officer-involved shooting inside a downtown restaurant injured a strike force agent and a suspect Thursday night. The Weber-Morgan Narcotics...


Drug court graduate faces trafficking charges

BRIGHAM CITY -— The Box Elder Narcotics Strike Force found a collection of illegal drugs in serving a search warrant on a residence here, in quantities large...