On Wednesday, a 97th District Court jury determined horse owner Byron Brehmer acted unreasonably by depriving the horses of food, water, and care.
Brehmer testified he was having a financial hardship and thought he was feeding the animals plenty.
Before the trial even began, Brehmer's attorney filed paperwork with the Court of Appeals, claiming 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.
Until the court's ruling, Clay County will continue to take care of the horses.
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