Defendants in Mare Torture Killing Going to Trial

Two Northern California men who pleaded "no contest" Sept. 4 to felony animal cruelty stemming from the torture death of a 24-year-old Thoroughbred mare were allowed to withdraw their pleas and have been scheduled to face trial Dec. 1.

A probation report recommended maximum three-year state prison sentences for both defendants, Liobijildo Guzman Herrera, 22, and Noel Guido-Silva, 21,

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