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Ottawa County Circuit Court Judge Jon Hulsing in Grand Haven, MI Should Be Thrown From The Bench. Dennis Finkler who murdered two Horses by Slashing their Throats Is Sentenced to only a 60 Day Tether.
GRAND HAVEN, MI (WHTC News) – Sentencing was this morning for Dennis Finkler, a 47-year-old Conklin man who pleaded no contest to animal torture and killing charges, along with a count of malicious destruction of property. He will be electronically tethered for 60 days; was placed on 24 months of probational, ordered to pay nearly 21 thousand dollars in restitution and fines, and instructed to serve 200 hours of community service. Finkler could have received up to five years in prison from Ottawa County Circuit Court Judge Jon Hulsing for his alleged February attack of horses owned by his wife and a Jamestown Township stable owner in an apparently jealous rage over a perceived romantic affair.
Judge Jon Hulsing
This is an Update of this story that took place in February. Details on above link.
Today in court Finkler pleaded no contest which as far as I’m concerned is a legal way of not admitting guilt nevertheless the plead is exactly that.
Finkler slashed the throats of a Quarter Horse and a 6-year-old Palomino named “Gambler,” police said.