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Winger found guilty of animal cruelty

Thelma Winger was found guilty on four counts of first-degree animal cruelty and one count of second-degree animal cruelty in Mason County Superior Court on Oct. 8.

The sentencing trial is scheduled for Nov. 18.

According to court documents, three first-degree counts are related to animal cruelty at dogs named Fred, Baby and Buddy. One first-degree count is related to a horse named Kissy and the second-degree count relates to a cat named Pearl.

On April 17, 2018, Mason County Sheriff Deputy Baty went to the Winger residence and believed Kissy was malnourished and Fred was looked skinny. The de...


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