Animal Cruelty Plea - West Virginia's Eyewitness News
ANIMAL CRUELTY PLEA
Roane County Woman Pleads Guilty To Animal Cruelty After Dead Horses Found
Reported by: Bethany Simmons
Web Producer: Bethany Simmons
Also Contributing: Bob Aaron, Kallie Cart
Reported: Feb. 28, 2013 4:05 PM EST
Updated: Feb. 28, 2013 4:24 PM EST
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The Roane County woman who owned 16 horses that were found dead pleaded guilty to animal cruelty.
Tory Morgan pleaded guilty to 10 counts of animal cruelty in connection with the incident in a Roane County courtroom Thursday, officials with the Roane County Prosecutor's Office said.
As part of the plea, Morgan agreed to give up custody of an additional 20 horses that she also owned. The county will work to get those animals adopted.
Morgan was sentenced to 120 days in jail, but 75 of those days will be suspended. She will spend about the next two weeks behind bars, due to time she has already served and will be on probation for one year.
Morgan will have to pay about $2,000 in restitution for overtime that was paid to the Roane County deputy who took care of those horses. She will also have to pay $1,650 in court fees.