POSTED: Thursday, August 29, 2013 - 10:33am
UPDATED: Thursday, August 29, 2013 - 10:44am
Longview, TX — A jury’s verdict Wednesday will result in the return of livestock seized in July from a Longview man’s property.
Richard Deutsch was found not guilty on animal cruelty charges, and the city might be forced to pay for his animals’ room and board at Safe Haven Equine Rescue and transportation costs for returning them to Deutsch.
The verdict, which came two weeks after one of his horses died while in the care of Safe Haven, was bittersweet for Deutsch.
“I haven’t decided what I’m going to do about that yet,” he said, not ruling out the possibility of legal action. “Right now, I’m just real irritated with some of the lying and deceptive actions that took place here.”
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