by BRIAN MOSELEY
Cross-posted from the Shelbyville Times-Gazette
Sentencing for the remaining defendants in a widely publicized horse soring case has been reset for later in September despite objections from federal prosecutors.
U.S. District Judge Harry S. Mattice Jr. has continued sentencing for Jackie L. McConnell, 60, Jeff Dockery, 54, and Joseph R. Abernathy, 30 until Sept. 18 at 2 p.m. EDT at the federal courthouse in Chattanooga.
The three pleaded guilty to a single count of conspiracy to violate the Horse Protection Act. Read more >>
What a travesty this all is. “A single count of conspiracy”, although serious in nature, pales into insignificance against the extreme cruelties McConnell in particular inflicted on the horses shown in an undercover video acquired by the Humane Society of the United States.
The HSUS video has now been uploaded on YouTube.
ABC NIGHTLINE, BRIAN ROSS INVESTIGATES
Warning: Disturbing Images