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A 50-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the theft and killing of a horse on December 1st. with the theft and slaughter of a horse on Dec. 1, 2019. Eladio Garcia-Gasca has been charged with grand theft and animal cruelty. . The sheriff’s office said surveillance video released days after the crime and other investigative means helped them place Garcia-Gasca at the scene.In the video, Garcia-Gasca could be seen forcing his way through a locked gate on the 5800 block of Buckeye Rd in Palmetto. Once on the property, Garcia-Gasca was seen walking up to stables where the horse was stolen and later slaughtered.

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