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Austin Woman Pleads Not Guilty to Horse Neglect

Created: 12/09/2013 10:38 AM KSTP.com

(ABC 6 NEWS) -- An Austin woman accused of neglecting her horses, has plead not guilty.

Theresa Halsey, 60, entered the plea in Freeborn County court on Thursday. She's charged with a felony count of cruelty to animals, and three misdemeanors of depriving animals of food and shelter.

The charges stem from an investigation in January, when a group of horses were rescued by the county, but not before one had died.

Halsey has demanded a jury trial, a date has not been set.

Our attempts to reach Halsey for comment were not successful.