Send message that animal cruelty is not acceptable

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Megan Ranae Smith has been charged with misdemeanor cruelty to animals for an incident on Oct. 6, 2016, in which she allegedly threw a puppy to the ground and kicked it.

Her case number is CR-2016-0006903. The Bonner County prosecutor is Katherine Murdock. The Magistrate Judge is Lori Meulenberg. A public defender was appointed to defend Smith. On Dec. 12, 2016, Smith entered a plea of not guilty and demanded a jury trial. This case is in the discovery stage and no hearings are currently scheduled.

If you wish to follow the progress of this case, log on to idcourts.us/repository/start.do and type in Smith’s name or the case number. Following the case and its eventual outcome will say a lot about how this community feels about animal cruelty.

CONNIE TAYLOR

Sandpoint

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