Man arrested in alleged cruelty towards cows

Christopher Otwell
Christopher Otwell

Posted by Ellen Krafve - email

VAN ZANDT COUNTY, TX (KLTV) - An East Texas man has been arrested for allegedly beating a cow to death with a lead pipe, that is according to Van Zandt County sheriff, Pat Burnett.

Christopher Otwell of Canton is also charged with pouring acid on as many as 80 other cows on the same property.

Investigator Chuck Allen with the Van Zandt County Sheriff's Office says that Otwell worked on the dairy farm where the cows were kept. In addition to the cow that Otwell killed, Allen told KLTV 7 that he had taken several "horrific" photos of the cows that Otwell allegedly attacked with the acid.

Otwell's bond was set at $20,000 for each of the two cruelty to animal charges.

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