FAIRBANKS - Prosecutors in Fairbanks have filed a formal charge against a Two Rivers woman accused of shooting and killing her neighbor's horse.
Forty-eight-year-old Jamie Rogers is charged with misdemeanor weapons misconduct, punishable by up to a year in jail.
Rogers in October told Alaska State Troopers that she woke to the sound of horses running along a nearby trail. She says her neighbor's loose horses in the past had kicked and bit her own horses.
Rogers acknowledged shooting several rounds from a handgun to try to scare the horses.
The neighbor rounded up the stray animals, examined them but did not see any wounds.
However, the neighbor a day later discovered that her 4-year-old American Quarter Horse had died of a gunshot wound.