- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 9, 2016

EPHRATA, Pa. (AP) - A Pennsylvania man is admitting he mistreated a horse by beating it last week after it collapsed along a highway while pulling a load of watermelons.

LNP reported (https://bit.ly/2b63Mqe ) that 20-year-old Marvin Martin Sensenig of Ephrata pleaded guilty Monday to two summary counts of animal cruelty and paid more than $700 in fines.

The horse had to be euthanized the next day, and a motorist’s video of the beating caused an uproar on social media.

One of the charges is for kicking and punching the horse, the other is for having it pull a farm wagon that was too heavy for it.

Online court records don’t list a lawyer for Sensenig, and his home phone listing couldn’t be located.

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Information from: LNP, https://lancasteronline.com

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