Animal activists have made a disturbing discovery; the slaughter of two horses whose remains were found dumped in Southwest Miami-Dade, months apart.
An undercover Miami-Dade Police detective told CBS4 Friday that he is looking at several possible suspects in the recent slayings of horses in Miami-Dade; but is urging the public to help by providing more specific tips about horses slaughters.
Police say someone slaughtered an abandoned horse the day after Christmas and left the body in a SW Miami-Dade canal, the latest in a number of horse slaughters that have plagued Miami-Dade in 2011.
Luis Cordero, ratted out by a friend who helped him in a scheme to steal horses and sell them for their meat, accepted a plea deal Tuesday for less jail time than his partner for illegally turning horses into hamburger.
A Hialeah laborer accused of slaughtering a horse has been taken into custody.
One of the two men accused of illegally slaughtering horses for their meat will serve a five-year prison sentence.