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Authorities: Jealousy Prompts Man To Kill Horses

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JAMESTOWN TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - Western Michigan authorities say a man killed two horses belonging to his wife and a stable owner he suspected was having an affair with her.

Ottawa County sheriff's Lt. Mark Bennett says the suspect argued with his wife Friday night at the property of the stable owner in Jamestown Township, about 10 miles southwest of Grand Rapids.

Bennett tells The Grand Rapids Press that the husband returned Saturday and used a knife to kill his wife's quarter horse and the owner's Palomino.

Forty-seven-year-old Dennis Finkler of Conklin was arraigned Monday on two counts of animal cruelty and one count of malicious destruction of property. He has no listed telephone number and could not immediately be reached for comment.