Boone Township couple wants trial for animal abuse

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ANDERSON, Ind. (AP) — A Boone Township couple has decided to head to trial following the discovery of dozens of animal carcasses on their farm in spring 2013.

The Herald Bulletin reports the attorney for Daniel and Carrie Ault said Monday that his clients want to go to trial rather than reach a plea agreement.

In April 2013, investigators found 171 animal carcasses, including horses, chickens, cats and dogs, on the couple’s farm. They also found 165 living animals, many of which were in poor health, among the dead animals. Investigators said buildings on the property, where they believe two young children lived, were in squalor.

The Aults face 96 counts of improper disposal of a dead animal, 15 counts of animal cruelty and two counts of child neglect.

The trial is set for February. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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