LIHUE, Hawaii (AP) - The Hawaii Attorney General's office is pursuing new animal cruelty charges against a woman whose 16 horses were confiscated by the Kauai Humane Society.
Lara Butler-Brady was re-indicted Tuesday on 16 misdemeanor animal cruelty counts. A judge in May had granted her motion to dismiss the charges because prosecutors reached the six-month time limit for a speedy trial.
The humane society took away her horses in 2010, claiming the animals were thin or emaciated. The horses remain in protective custody at a Kauai shelter.
The judge's decision was without prejudice, allowing the state to bring up the charges again.
The Garden Island reports (http://ow.ly/cPDLx ) Butler-Brady has pleaded not guilty. A trial date is scheduled for Oct. 15.
Information from: The Garden Island, http://thegardenisland.com/
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