Trial Begins for Horse Abuse Case
Krystal Knish, who is accused of being the caretaker of three emaciated horses kept on her property, is taking the heat for something she says wasn't her fault.
The Knishs say they agreed to allow their tenant, Rachael Yonish, to keep horses that belonged to her and Todd Williams on their land, but they say they gave them food and water.
After being called by the Knishs to the property, Animal Control said the horses were in poor condition. Two horses died and were buried on the property.
A rescue organization purchased the remaining horses, but it couldn't save a foal named "Tonka."
The Knishs say they're not the ones to blame for the condition of the horses. They say the owner left them in a fenced-off area and when they came home, they found the wood completely gnawed at the fence because the horses were being starved.
Today (June 17), Knish was arraigned in court for confinement of an animal without sufficient food. Knish plead not guilty and was not offered any plea deal from the State Attorney's Office.
But Knish said she's not giving up.
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