Arrests Made in Horse Slaying

By: Joe Brown
By: Joe Brown

A pair of college students have been arrested in connection with the brutal slaying of a young horse. Blinn student Kenneth Peterson, 21, is charged with cruelty to animals and criminal mischief. Those same charges have been filed against Texas A&M student Walter Williams Jr., 20.

According to police, Peterson and Williams went for a walk in the woods near Wellborn Rd. armed with a polo mallet and golf club. A witness told police the two men climbed a couple of fences before chasing the horse out of view. He said Williams later returned and announced that Peterson had killed a horse.

The witness said he and Williams found the collapsed horse bleeding profusely from the neck. Williams then allegedly stabbed the horse in the chest with a broken golf club to,"...put him out of his misery."

Authorities said the break in the case came when the apartment manager called police to report a large amount of blood in the apartment where the men were staying. Peterson and Williams are being held without bond.


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