Woman sentenced for death of 9 horses on her upstate NY farm
Sep. 07, 2018
GOSHEN, N.Y. (AP) — A New York woman has been sentenced to two years in jail for the deaths of nine horses on her upstate New York farm.
Jeanne Ryan was sentenced Thursday in Orange County Court, where she was convicted in July on 10 counts of failure to provide sustenance.
Authorities say nine horses died at her town of Goshen farm in 2017 and a 10th horse nearly starved to death.
The 52-year-old Ryan blamed her son for failing to care for the animals, but the judge who convicted her after a bench trial found that she was responsible. Ryan is now legally barred from owning animals for 15 years.
Authorities executing a search warrant last year found the horses dead and decomposing in a barn on Ryan's property.