Court affirms conviction in Jackson Co. animal abuse case

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TOPEKA (WIBW)-- A Hoyt man has told the court he plans another appeal of his conviction for animal cruelty.

Frank Johnson was initially found guilty in March on 13 counts of cruelty to animals in one case, and 33 counts in another.

Jackson County Attorney Shawna Miller tells 13 NEWS a new district court trial re-affirmed his convictions. He was sentenced May 22nd to one-year in jail, which was suspended to 30 days.

He will also be on supervised probation for two years, and pay court costs and restitution of $118,000. Johnson cannot own any animals, other than one cat or dog.

miller says the same judgment was handed down to a co-owner of the horses...