Trenton man accused of beating horse to death, deputies say


TOWN OF TRENTON — A 42-year-old man is accused of beating his horse to death with a baseball bat on the side of Korber Road Thursday morning.

Sheriff’s deputies said Marvin Miller, of Trenton, was witnessed beating his horse with a baseball bat on Korber Road shortly before 10 a.m. Deputies said Miller was owner and caretaker of the animal. The incident occurred near Thompson Road.

“He struck the horse several times with a baseball bat,” explained Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Jonathan G. Owens.

“He struck it behind the neck.”

Authorities said Miller was located after the horse was found dead on the side of the road. He was interviewed and taken into custody. A necropsy — an animal autopsy — has been scheduled for the horse to determine the exact cause of death.

Miller is charged with one count of overdriving, torturing and injuring animals, authorities said. He was released on an appearance ticket to Town Court.


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