Charles Borell Enters Alford Plea; Will Serve Two Years Probation In Animal Neglect Case

by | 09.29.2016 | 11:11am
Charles Borell, at Boyle County Detention Center, Danville, Ky.

Charles Borell was back in Mercer County Circuit Court Thursday morning, where he entered a guilty plea in the Mercer County animal cruelty case.

WKYT reports that Borell appeared before a judge and entered an Alford plea – which means that he doesn't admit to committing the crime, but “concedes there was enough evidence to convict him in the case.”

Borell was charged with 43 counts of second-degree animal cruelty in connection with the abandoned horses found on a Mercer County farm that was leased by Borell and his daughter, Maria.

An arrest warrant remains active for former Runhappy trainer Maria Borell on 43 counts of animal cruelty, but she is believed to be out-of-state, and cannot be extradited back to Kentucky on misdemeanor charges.

By entering an Alford plea, Borell pleaded guilty to nine counts of animal cruelty. The other 34 charges filed against him were dismissed. Borell will serve two years probation.



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