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Associated Press, Published October 14 2013

Sentencing in ND horse deaths delayed to December

BISMARCK — Sentencing for a man charged in the starvation deaths of more than 100 horses in Burleigh and Morton counties has been moved to December.

William Kiefer pleaded guilty Aug. 2 to nine counts of Class A misdemeanor overworking, mistreating or abandoning animals.

His sentencing had been scheduled for this month but has been moved to Dec. 5 to allow more time for completion of a presentence investigation and psychiatric evaluation.