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Judge Denies Plea Deal in Animal Cruelty Case
By West Kentucky Star Staff
PADUCAH - The case against animal cruelty suspect Jennifer Campbell will not be settled with a plea deal.

Campbell appeared in McCracken District Court on Tuesday after a deal was offered last month by the County Attorney's office, but Judge Todd Jones would not accept the deal. It would have probated her sentence for 24 months after Campbell served 45 days in jail, and would not have allowed her to have any pets.

Campbell faces 51 counts of 2nd degree cruelty to animals. She was charged in October after a search of her home led to discovery of more than four dozen Chihuahuas in poor living conditions, and some of the animals died.

Campbell's next court appearance is on February 18, when a date for a jury trial is likely to be scheduled. 

Campbell's father, Harold, is facing the same charges, but did not appear in court on Tuesday. His next court appearance is also set for February 18.


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Published 04:52 PM, Wednesday Feb. 12, 2020
Updated 06:53 PM, Thursday Feb. 13, 2020

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