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Horse shot to death in Jacksonville

Woman wants to know who shot her horse to death with a high-powered rifle in Jacksonville. (Mandi N Justin Harris Facebook-used with permission)

**Warning: This story contains graphic photos**

A woman in northeast Florida wants to know who murdered her beloved horse, "Turbo."

Mandi Harris found her horse shot to death, likely with a high-powered rifle, in her grandmother's pasture in Jacksonville last week.

Harris posted photos of her slain horse on Facebook. She believes the fatal shot came from Oceanway Village or the Gillespie Gardens area some time after 10 p.m. on Friday until 5 a.m. on Saturday.

She's now offering a $2,000 reward for information leading to an arrest.

"I will stop shy of nothing to find and prosecute this person to the full extent of the law. If you or anyone you know have information please come forward," wrote Harris on her Facebook page.

Turbo meant a lot to Harris. She told CBS12 he's been around the family farm his whole life. "He was a once-in-a lifetime horse," she said. Harris said she and Turbo made a lot of good memories together. She also said he was a big Florida Gators fan, and the halter's he's wearing was a birthday gift that he never had the opportunity to wear. She said she put it on him after discovering his body. She's going to bury him with it.

"I will miss him dearly," Harris said.

Harris also created a GoFundMe page to boost the reward. Harris says if her horse's killer is not caught, she'll donate the money to the Humane Society.


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