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Jury: Pueblo County woman guilty of animal cruelty

By Chris Loveless, Digital Content Director ,
Published On: Apr 08 2014 04:21:38 PM CDT
Updated On: Apr 08 2014 04:22:11 PM CDT

Valerie Christine Harris

PUEBLO, Colo. -

A Pueblo County woman who had more than 60 animals seized from her property in 2012 has been convicted of animal cruelty charges, The Pueblo Chieftain reports.

Valerie Harris, 57, was convicted of seven counts of aggravated animal cruelty and 15 counts of animal cruelty Tuesday (4/8/14).

The Chieftain reports that the jury deliberated for about seven hours over two days before reaching the decision.

Harris' farm in Boone was raided in January 2012. Investigators said more than 60 animals were taken from the property, including around 30 horses and 30 dogs.