Charges filed in horse's death

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Michael Ebrecht

Posted: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 2:56 pm | Updated: 10:10 pm, Tue Jul 29, 2014.

A Quitman, Mo., man was charged Tuesday in connection with the death of a horse that occurred Saturday night in Nodaway County.

Michael Ebrecht, 40, faces a charge of animal abuse, a Class D felony, according to a criminal complaint.

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  • jwille3103 posted at 6:46 am on Wed, Jul 30, 2014.

    jwille3103 Posts: 1

    Instead of spending tax payer money on this case, let's just take him out on a road and run him down with a truck a couple times. People like this guy make me sick!

  • Randle Patrick McMurphy posted at 8:03 am on Wed, Jul 30, 2014.

    Randle Patrick McMurphy Posts: 44

    Guilty or innocent has not been determined yet. However their is a dead horse. Wait six months and you'll see this on network TV (remember that?) on every Humane Society of the United States - HSUS, and People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals - PETA, ad they can afford.

  • stjoebear posted at 9:46 am on Wed, Jul 30, 2014.

    stjoebear Posts: 63

    A person who does this to a helpless animal is capable of much worse. I hope he gets sentenced to prison at Fulton so he can receive some much needed psychological evaluation and help. He should be held under a much larger bond and not be allowed to be around his wife and children until evaluated, treated. and served his sentence for such a heinous crime.This is more than likely not his first act of this behavior and anyone who knows of others ( especially family members) need to step forward and speak with authorities now.

  • Lolly posted at 11:08 am on Wed, Jul 30, 2014.

    Lolly Posts: 6

    I would be willing to bet a paycheck that this is not the first time this man has committed an act of violence against an animal! I would even go further to say that that his children should be questioned about them being abused as well. And, if his children were present during this horrible act.....well let's just say some people should not be able to reproduce!!!! What on earth is he teaching these children???? I say prosecute him to the max! If he is willing to do this to an animal he is VERY capable of doing it to a human!

  • guitarguy posted at 2:50 pm on Wed, Jul 30, 2014.

    guitarguy Posts: 179

    How fast do you have to be going to throw a 1000lb animal 40 feet? Even if you could, the damage to the vehicle would be very substantial. Something doesn't seem right about these allegations.

  • StJoeMessage posted at 4:27 pm on Wed, Jul 30, 2014.

    StJoeMessage Posts: 39

    Big Bubba is waiting for him to arrive.

  • socialfingered posted at 9:24 pm on Wed, Jul 30, 2014.

    socialfingered Posts: 2084

    It could have been a miniature horse.

  • socialfingered posted at 6:11 am on Thu, Jul 31, 2014.

    socialfingered Posts: 2084

    "Witnesses told authorities that Mr. Ebrecht struck the horse near 240th Street and State Highway 113 with his three young children in his truck with him, a point that has been denied by Mr. Ebrecht and his family."
    Behind every knuckle dragger is either an abused, codependent or morally deficient network of family members.


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