By Associated Press - Monday, August 11, 2014

MANDAN, N.D. (AP) - A Fargo man responsible for the deaths of more than 100 horses in western North Dakota is accused of violating probation terms by allegedly buying a horse.

Sixty-four-year-old William Kiefer appeared in Morton County Monday on a bench warrant after prosecutors submitted a petition to revoke his probation.

The petition says Kiefer bought a horse from a Powell, Wyoming, woman for $2,000. Kiefer is also accused of failing to follow through with court-ordered mental health services.

The Bismarck Tribune reports ( that Kiefer’s bond was set at $700.

Kiefer pleaded guilty last year to five counts of misdemeanor animal cruelty and four counts of overworking, mistreating or abandoning animals. He was sentenced to six months in custody and two years of probation.

Court documents to not list a defense attorney.


Information from: Bismarck Tribune,

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