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Amherst woman gets 10-day sentence for animal cruelty; more than a dozen animals seized in '14


AMHERST, Virginia — An Amherst County woman will spend 10 days in jail after being convicted of animal cruelty.

Authorities seized a dozen horses, three dogs, three cats and a donkey from 62-year-old Gerri Butler's property in Lowesville in 2014. Police have said three of the horses had to be euthanized.

Assistant commonwealth's attorney Tim Griffin tells The News & Advance (http://bit.ly/1QFn440 ) that a judge convicted Butler on Tuesday on eight animal cruelty counts. Amherst County General District Court Judge Sam Eggleston sentenced Butler to 30 days in jail and then suspended all but 10 days.

Griffin says Eggleston also ordered Butler to no longer own companion animals.

Information from: The News & Advance, http://www.newsadvance.com/

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