BRADENTON, Fla. — Eladio Garcia Gasca, 50, faced grand theft and animal cruelty charges nearly four years ago. Gasca was found responsible for the gruesome death of a Palmetto horse on December 1, 2019.
On that date, the owners found that someone had forced through a locked gate, stolen a horse, taken it into a nearby field, killed it, and butchered it while collecting most of the meat.
The sheriff's office said surveillance video released days after the crime and other investigative means helped them place Garcia-Gasca at the scene.
Gasca faced his victims in court on May 30, 2023.
The sentencing order is found on the Clerk of Court's webpage later. www.manateeclerk.com
Stolen Horse International - NetPosse Missing and Stolen Equine would like to thank everyone who followed the case and took it seriously.