SENECA COUNTY, N.Y. — Two trappers take plea deal in dog death case
Two men charged in the trapping death of 8-year old yellow lab, Molly Rose, will take a plea deal. Molly Rose was killed in Seneca County, New York while being walked on a leash. The two trappers who were charged in the case are taking a plea deal which will mean an admission of guilt along with fines. James W. Brown and Clint K. Moosman had originally pleaded not-guilty and the case was set to go to trial. Within the last few days, they have both decided to take a plea deal.
“State Department of Environmental Conservation officers charged Brown and Moosman with 12 counts of setting the traps larger than 6 inches and failing to identify the traps as required by law. After the men were charged, state DEC Officer Scott Angotti said the types of traps found are used to catch animals such as coyotes, foxes and raccoons. The law regarding body-gripping traps of the kind found requires they be put in a box to prevent animals such as dogs and cats from being caught, Angotti said.”
“We wanted a plea because it admits their guilt,” stated Brian Jensen, father to Laurena Jensen, who owned Molly Rose.
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