Suspect in horse shootings released

Published 11:06 am Thursday, November 14, 2013

STILLWATER — A Minnesota man suspected in the shooting of two horses being boarded on his farm was released from jail with no charges filed.

The 30-year-old man was arrested Monday at his family’s Scandia farm, where the bodies of the horses were dug up from a cornfield. He was released Wednesday.

The horses belonged to Gloria Fritz of St. Paul. Fritz said she was keeping the pedigreed Saddlebred mares at the farm temporarily.

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Fritz said the farmer called her Sunday and told her the horses had been shot by deer hunters and that he’d buried them.

But Fritz said when she and sheriff’s deputies went to the farm Sunday, there were no signs of blood or a fresh burial site.

The case remains open.