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Couple in 2013 animal cruelty case plead guilty

ANDERSON, Ind. (WISH) — A man and woman facing nearly 110 counts of animal and child neglect in Madison County pleaded guilty Monday.

The Herald Bulletin reports Daniel and Carrie Ault accepted a plea deal that lowered their charges to four counts each of improper disposal of a dead animal. The original charges stemmed from a 2013 investigation at their Summitville, Ind., farm, at which more than 170 animal bodies were found rotting.

Circuit Court Division 1 judge Angela Sims said each of the defendants made an argument for lighter sentencing, which is scheduled for Feb. 13 at 9 a.m.

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