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New charges in Shelburne animal cruelty case

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BURLINGTON, Vt. -

A Shelburne man accused of animal cruelty asked a judge to dismiss the case. Instead, he picked up six new charges.

George Wilson, a former Channel 3 News employee, is accused of keeping horses and bulls in his barn for years, never letting them outside. Three horses were found in small, dark stalls, standing in manure and the remains of other horses. Their hooves were severely overgrown.

Wilson argued he couldn't get a fair trial due to publicity and wanted the case thrown out. A judge denied that. And prosecutors split the animal cruelty charge into six specific charges instead. The prosecution split up the charges because if the case goes to trial, the jury will have more options on the various charges.

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