Split Verdict in Central Kentucky Horse Abuse Case

The two central Kentucky women charged with animal cruelty after authorities seized their 24 horses from a Lexington farm in January 2005 received a split verdict in court on June 8. After a two-day trial, the mother, Nancy Nygaard, was acquitted of all charges, while her daughter, Kathleen Nygaard, was charged on all seven counts of cruelty to animals in the second degree.

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