MN man pleads guilty to felony animal abuse charge after 3 horses found dead in Becker County

Published: Oct. 10, 2017 at 3:00 PM CDT
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A Minnesota man is pleading guilty to one felony count of animal mistreatment after three horses he was caring for were found dead southeast of White Earth.

42-year-old Michael Dahl of Ogema reached a plea agreement Tuesday, dismissing two of the three felony charges against him.

The White Earth Police Department was called after the bodies of three horses were found back in January.

A representative of the Minnesota Board of Animal Health inspected the horses, and found that they were likely killed by starvation and hypothermia.

Dahl was then charged with three counts of felony animal mistreatment. A sentencing hearing is scheduled for November 14.