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New Mexico authorities investigate serial cattle killer

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The Eddy County, New Mexico authorities are on the hunt for a serial cattle killer after six cows at two ranches were shot with a high-powered rifle last week.

According to the Albuquerque Journal, the livestock included a red roping steer, a black cow, a black cow with a white face, two black Angus cows, and a black bald cow, and were valued between $17,000 and $20,000.

The killings are believed to be intentional. Extreme animal cruelty is a fourth-degree felony, with up to 18 months’ incarceration and restitution payments.

This is not the first time cattle killings have been reported in the county as they have been spread out among ranches. Investigators are also examining if this case is connected with the June 7 cow killing in another part of the county.

Brooke Wilson took to Facebook over the weekend after her ranch was hit up a third time. We really hope they find the individual(s) responsible for this!

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