Kansas Woman Won't Pay All Restitution In Horse Case

By: AP -- (posted by Greg Palmer)
By: AP -- (posted by Greg Palmer)

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) A judge has ordered a Hutchinson woman to pay half of the restitution the state sought from her after she was found guilty of neglecting several horses.

LindaSue Adams was ordered Wednesday to pay $4,500 in restitution for the care of the horses. The state had sought $8,369 to pay Reno County for caring for 13 horses seized from Adams' property.

Reno County Magistrate Judge Randall McEwen said the reasonable efforts were not made to assess the horse's value.

When the horses were taken from Adams' home, many were malnourished and needed medical care. Reno County Sheriff's deputies also found three dead horses on her property in April.

The Hutchinson News reports (http://bit.ly/1aTFOl8 ) a recent civil injunction will prevent Adams from owning horses ever again.

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