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Published August 28, 2013, 10:27 PM

Man will spend year in jail after mistreating horses

Vergas, MN (WDAY TV) - A judge has sentenced the caregiver for six horses that were found dead, and 11 more neglected, at a farmstead near Vergas to a year in jail.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Vergas, MN (WDAY TV) - A judge has sentenced the caregiver for six horses that were found dead, and 11 more neglected, at a farmstead near Vergas to a year in jail.

William Tompkins, who is from Oklahoma, will serve 81 days. The rest of his sentence is stayed for a year.

He had been entrusted with the horses' care by his mother, Penny Fick, and her husband, Bill Fick, of rural Vergas, while they were in Montana.

The Ficks still face charges in the case.

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