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PA Man to Stand Trial in Amish Buggy-Horse Shooting

Written by The Associated Press | Mar 20, 2014 3:20 PM
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(Lancaster) _ A man from Pennsylvania's Amish country is headed to trial in a drive-by shooting that killed a horse pulling a buggy with five people inside. 

The sister of 22-year-old defendant Timothy Antonio Diggs Jr. testified Thursday that her brother said he shot the horse ``for fun.'' 

The Lancaster County man is charged with reckless endangerment, cruelty to animals and a weapons offense.

His formal arraignment is April 11. 

An Amish man told police Nov. 23 that as a car passed his buggy he heard a firecracker noise but continued to his farm, unaware the noise was a gunshot. 

Upon arriving home he discovered his horse was shot in the side. The horse died before a vet arrived. 

     The Amish couple and their three young children in the buggy weren't hurt

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