Louis Cordero will spend four years in prison after changing his plea to guilty in the grisly butchering of two horses last year. Cordero and his accomplice Santiago Cabrera trespassed on private farms, led horses out of their stalls, and brutally butchered the horses alive allegedly to sell their meat on the black market.
The two men were caught when Cabrera tried to sell out his friend Cordero for the reward money. Cabrera is currently serving five years in prison for his role in the cruel killlings of the horses. Cordero will be credited with fifthteen months in jail, and will be deported to Mexico at the conclusion of his prison term.
More than two dozen horses were killed in a string of horrific slayings last year. Authorities believe the horses were killed for their meat. New laws have been passed in Florida creating stiff penalties for anyone caught butchering horses and consuming horse meat.