Horse killed in gruesome attack by Washington man

Man accused of gruesome attack that left ex-girlfriend’s favorite horse dead

Washington man arrested and charged with animal cruelty

A man in Spokane County, Washington, is accused of a gruesome attack on his ex-girlfriend’s favorite horse. As reported by Q13 news, 45-year-old Clint P. Burrill has been arrested and charged with first-degree animal cruelty for killing the horse, which belonged to him. Details of the heinous attack are heartbreaking.

The gruesome details

Burrill is accused of cutting off the horse’s tail and further torturing the horse. Sheriff’s deputies who responded to Burrill’s home last week found the dead horse outside of a pen. One of the horse’s ankles was tied with a short rope to a fence…the other ankle was “cinched around” the horse’s neck. A pool of blood was found by the horse from the chopped off tail. More blood (a significant amount) also came out of the horse’s mouth and nose. There were signs of a significant struggle.

The reason for the cruel attack

Burrill allegedly launched this despicable attack because his girlfriend would not get back together with him. The man allegedly threatened to kill her favorite horse if she continued to refuse him. The woman decided to break things off with Burrill because“serious mental health issues which caused him to be violent with her.”

The accused horse-killer was booked into the Spokane County Jail.

(Stock image of horse via Pixabay)

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15 replies
  1. Jan Barnes says:

    I hope to God this subhuman bastard receives “a special place” in prison and an even “more special place” in “hell”!

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  2. pennysdachshunds says:

    This Bastard NEEDS to Be Disemboweled and thrown into a pen of hogs to finish off the Job… He thought Killing a beautiful Equine would bring his ex-girlfriend back!!!! For Christ’s Sake he should have been in the “NUT HOUSE” way before this !!! That poor horse and the horrific death… for Nothing..but EVIL!!! Why didn’t this woman get someone out there prior to him Murdering the Horse … I have to say I wonder about her stability!!! also

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  3. J. Martin says:

    WTF is wrong with this POS??? The horse was his. It was his girlfriend’s favorite horse and he killed this poor animal because his girlfriend broke up with him and refused to get back together!!!!???? I can see why she dumped his ass!!! He’s a fucking NUT JOB!!!!

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  4. Adrienne says:

    Penny, couldn’t agree with you more. Hope someone gives to him what he gave to this innocent horse. Jail is too good for him.

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  5. Bunny Peters says:

    OMG: poor innocent horse…… If that were my fave horse, I would be in jail and my ex in the morgue……

    RIP precious horse & look for a gorgeous bay gelding, AKA Sailor, who will show you the best scenic trails in Heaven……

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  6. susispot says:

    If you want to be loved, you must be lovable. Killing the ex’s favorite horse is not the way to win her back. You deserve to rot in jail. RIP to the innocent life you took because you are a wackjob.

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  7. Nancy Raymond says:

    I don’t care if this miserable subhuman trash is a babbling idiot – what he did shows he is nothing more than an animal abuser and literally tortured an innocent animal to death for revenge. He needs to feel the same fear and pain he dealt to this horse – stick his useless ass in jail – let Clint Burill become the victim of some vicious cruelty from some predatory inmates – in every way possible – and the CO’s look the other way. This bastard deserves exactly what he gave – NO MERCY!

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  8. Nancy Raymond says:

    Clint Burill deserves exactly what he gave to an innocent defenseless horse – NO MERCY – may he encounter some predatory inmates who want to exact justice and make his useless ass their victim – in every way possible – and the guards are all on lunch break.

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  9. Tracy Whitcomb says:

    I hope that bastard gets charged and thrown in prison. He deserves to be treated the same way. This is just horrible.

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  10. Pamela Bolton says:

    Put hiis butt in jail and leave him there. No plea deal NOR claim of mental illness He knew very well what he was doing . The terror and pain thathorse went through is FAR BEYOND mentally ill.

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  11. Pamela Bolton says:

    Throw his butt in jail and forget him. The pain and terror this horse went through is beyond any claim of mentally ill. This is pure evil

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