Hate Crime in Ohio Kills Eight Horses

A case of arson connected to a hate crime in Ohio, has killed eight horses. “FAGS” and “FREAKS” were spray painted on the property where an ignited barn fire killed the helpless horses.


Seven adult horses and one foal died as a result of an arson fire at 874 West Richards Road in McConnelsville just after 11:30 p.m. on Sunday. Owner Brent Whitehouse said he woke to discover the barn engulfed in flames and immediately called 911, but it was too late.

“I couldn’t get the door open I could still hear the horses kicking and I tried as hard as I could to get them out and I just couldn’t get them out in time,” he said.

An investigation is in process…



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