ELLICOTT CITY, Md. (AP) — A Columbia woman on trial for animal cruelty contends her husband was responsible for the 40 dead animals found in her townhouse in January.
The Baltimore Sun reports that Elizabeth Lindenau’s trial began Thursday in Ellicott City.READ MORE: Poinsettias, Trains Help H.P. Rawlings Conservancy Get 'Back On Track'
She and her husband Brady Decker are both charged with 69 counts of animal cruelty. His arraignment was set for Friday.
Lindenau’s lawyer Jonathan Smith said in his opening statement that the couple had recently moved out of the townhouse. He said Decker was supposed to feed the animals they left behind.READ MORE: Essex Spreads Holiday Cheer With Christmas Tree Lighting
Police say the dead animals included birds, cats, rabbits, a guinea pig and a snake.
Prosecutor Tiffany Avira said the case epitomizes animal cruelty. She says the animal deaths were no accident.MORE NEWS: State Health Department Opens Vaccine, Testing Clinics In Mondawmin Mall
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