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Man who pleaded guilty to starving a dozen horses in eastern El Paso County to be sentenced

53-year-old Brian Holloway, charged with several counts of animal abuse after 2 horses were found dead, and 10 were found starving on his property in April 2018.

EL PASO COUNTY, Colo. (KRDO) -- A man who pleaded guilty in October to several animal cruelty charges was set to receive his sentence Tuesday afternoon in El Paso County courts.

Since the animal abuse evaluation required to sentence him was not ready for court on Tuesday, Holloway's sentencing has been moved to Tuesday, January 21 at 3 p.m.

Brian Holloway, 53, is facing two felony counts of cruelty to animals and 10 counts of misdemeanor cruelty to animals after two deceased horses were found inside stalls on his property near the 2300 block of Slocum Road between Colorado Springs and Ellicott.

During the March 2019 investigation, 10 more horses were found in various stages of emaciation on the property. Since that point, two of the living horses have been euthanized because they were not capable of recovering from such dramatic emaciation.

The remaining eight horses were nursed back to health and given homes through the Dumb Friends League Harmony Equine Center in Franktown.

KRDO crews spoke to Holloway on his way into court Tuesday. We asked how he feels about what happened to the horses, and he said he was sorry.

This is a developing story. Stay with the KRDO networks for the latest information.

El Paso County Crime / Local News / News
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Zachary Aedo

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