A Pendleton County, Ky., man has been sentenced to probation in a case where animal control officers removed 49 horse carcasses and 14 emaciated horses from his farm.
According to a report in the Cincinnati Enquirer, Larry Browning was originally was charged with “14 counts of cruelty to animals and 49 counts of failing to properly dispose of an animal carcass within 48 hours.” Browning entered an Alford plea earlier this month. The deal allowed the charges to be merged into a single count of “failing to dispose of a carcass”.
Under the Alford deal, Browning did not admit guilt, but acknowledged that there “was enough evidence for a conviction.”
Browning was sentenced to 18 months of probation. He must also repay restitution of $7,500 to the county for the care of the horses removed from his farm.
Read more at Cincinnati.com
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