The brothers called veterinarian Dr. Chester Smith to their property on Dec. 17, 2014 to “come look at” the horse. He told police he was not informed that the horse was dead.
When he arrived to the property at 907 N. 7th St., the horse was laying in a stall with its teeth clenched around the bottom pipe of a pipe gate.
The horse, which Dr. Smith believed hadn’t been fed up to two days prior, developed colic and died shortly after being fed pelleted food.
The Smith brothers under deposition claimed that they had bought the palomino stallion for $24,000. It was later shown that they bought the horse for $1,400.
The brothers could face up to 13 years in prison and numerous fines.
(Muskogee Now - December 19, 2016)