Horse Killed; Marines Being Questioned

Marines are being questioned in the death of a seven year old horse in Onslow County.

Owner Elizabeth Kachmor tells WITN News that "Alderbaran" began acting sick on November 9th. She took horse to the NC State Veterinarian Hospital where he died this past Friday.

X-rays showed a .22 caliber bullet lodged in the horse's liver. Kachmor believes three Marines who live on property near the horse may be responsible for his death.

A spokesman for the 2nd Marine Division says a group of Marines are currently being questioned about the incident. The Onslow County Sheriff's Department is also investigating what happened.

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