Lady Liberty (c) Bill Frymire

Horse killer Lefever receives light penalty in Thoroughbred rescue fraud

Lady Liberty (c) Bill Frymire

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS reports:

A Pennsylvania woman accused of selling thoroughbreds for slaughter instead of adopting them as promised can enter a program for first-time offenders under a deal with prosecutors.

Kelsey Lefever waived a preliminary hearing Wednesday on charges of theft by deception. Prosecutors say she promised horse owners she would put four of the animals up for adoption but instead sold them to an agent for a Canadian slaughterhouse.

Dauphin County First Assistant District Attorney Francis Chardo tells The Philadelphia Inquirer that Lefever will be banned from working at horse tracks and won’t be allowed to obtain any additional horses for two years.

This quote from Kelsey Lefever’s lawyer is beyond belief:

Defense attorney Michael Sheldon says the resolution was in his client’s best interest. He says the Honeybrook, Chester County woman’s love of horses hasn’t diminished.

While we did not expect a harsh penalty, we did not expect something quite as lenient as this.

Source: http://www.timesonline.com/news/state/pretrial-program-deal-set-in-horse-slaughter-case/article_ef6ce727-d8d6-5ddf-a55d-2244cdebaca4.html

11 thoughts on “Horse killer Lefever receives light penalty in Thoroughbred rescue fraud”

  1. With PA having decided that crime is fine, that makes it a very unattractive state for investment or business. If I had my business there, I would be checking into a relocation.

    Since Lafever kills horses and then eats them she may enjoy a job with Three Angels (TN) with kill buyer Dorian Ayache and pay her bills so the taxpayer doesn’t have to. No matter how she acts or speaks when referring to her delight in killing and crime, she should not be allowed to apply for disability.She needs to pay her bills, court costs and any judgements against her from those she harmed so terribly. Maybe tort law could be used by her victims in some way?

    As to having access to any animals or even young children, the safe answer is that any visits need supervision by an outside agency with enforcement rights. With her history, any time alone with vulnerable animals or children would be an endangerment to their safety. She needs to be made known to innocent people and pubicly.

    A website with known killers would be a great idea so all photos and details can be listed, for others who may be conned into letting her use the same scam again. That may help prevent the next incident to some degree. Any name changes and changes in appearance would have to be tracked and made known so the site would need frequent updating. These are all public records anyway. That may take time and some minimal cost.

    A comprehensive, public site for screening out the serial killers in the horse industry would help law abiding people in prevention of the next incident. As to the reputation of rescues, they have been damaged by these kinds of criminals. Screening needs to be done before any more Lafevers decide to lie, defraud, kill and then eat some of their victims. The losses of donations to genuine rescues may be unknown but allowing this criminal to walk casts doubt on all of them.

    This is what PA has accomplished with this ridiculous ruling. As to PA, it also hosts New Holland, a notorious auction and a pipeline to kill plants. PA has smeared itself again. For the decent people who are living there, this is an insult.

    Action needs to be taken by responsible, informed people who are dedicated to protecting innocent people and animals.

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  2. These judges don’ give a rat’s azz about what happened to the horses. To them it’s no more than a cow or any livestock. That’s the same thing that has happened every time the BLM is hauled into court to try to stop the mustang roundups. I imagine the judge was contacted and told how to handle the case. A lot of these judges are voted into their office by the public and they have contacts with politicians in their districts. A person that has committed cruelty to dogs has been given more punishment than this.

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  3. A just sentence would be to take her to a slaughterhouse and make her spend a day there viewing the goings on so she can see the results of her wretched deeds.

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  4. i hope that everybody who was lied to by this piece of human trash files a CIVIL lawsuit against this woman! She LIED to people, she MISREPRESENTED herself and even took MONEY from people to get their horses from them. Is that not FRAUD? Maybe if enough of you do it, the so called judge in this case will rethink his sentence. Of course, unless someone, or someONES did some “money changing.” Like from the pro-slaughter side. This news was extremely depressing and MADDENING!

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  5. Bragging on sending 120 horses to slaughter….she is worse than evil, with her greed, corruption, being a manipulative liar, and con-artist. Those 120 lives that she is responsable for sending to slaughter will not be forgotten. As long as Kelsey Levfever breathes no horse or other animal is not safe. It is scary her “love” of horses, and why a lifetime ban was not put on Lefever. Her sadistic comments proves she is evil to the core and can only hope anyone involved in the horse community can ban her directly. Horse trainer, horse lover, rescue, makes her worse than any killer buyer and the low-lifes in this industry. There will be justice and one can only hope she will have a lifetime of shame, and her face will always be the “manure” of the horse industry. I hope the media, social media and internet, the horse community, every person Lefever has ever met or known, and her community will keep her criminal record, her deceitful picture of her face, so this monster will be reminded year after year the hell these 120 horses endured and their lives are not in vain. No matter where she runs and hides there will be those of us that will not let her forget, ever.

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  6. IT SEEMS YOU CAN DO ANYTHING THESE DAYS AND GET AWAY WITH IT. HOWEVER, IF YOU STOLED A LOAF OF BREAD FOR YOUR FAMILY YOU WOULD PROBABLY GET 5 TO WHO KNOWS MONTHS IN JAIL. OUR ENTIRE WAY OF THINKING NOW IS UP SIDE DOWN AND THE BAD IS WINNING. WAKE UP.

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  7. I guess the judge does not think that committing fraud is serious. Go figure. That is why I stress so much about adopting mine out, and have only done so through personal referral at this point. Pathetic.

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