Earlier this month, a 97th District Court jury determined horse owner Byron Brehmer acted unreasonably by depriving the horses of food, water, and care, and ruled custody remain with the county.
Before the trial even began, Brehmer's attorney filed paperwork with the court of appeals.
He claimed County Judge Kenny Liggett didn't have jurisdiction to have a trial because it happened after a 10-day deadline set forth by health and safety code in relation to animal seizures.
The Court of Appeals denied that claim.
The horses remain in Clay County custody.
Clay County Attorney Seth Slagle says he plans to move forward with the sale of those horses just as soon as possible.
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