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Three Plead Guilty in Horse Soring Case

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — A horse trainer and two employees pleaded guilty Tuesday to a federal Horse Protection Act conspiracy that included screwing bolts into hooves and using other painful means to give the animals’ animated gaits at horse shows.
Barney Davis, 39 and Jeffery Bradford, 34, both of Lewisburg, and 26-year-old Christen Altman of Shelbyville, changed their pleas to guilty in agreements with prosecutors. They will be sentenced Feb. 13.
A fourth defendant, Paul Blackburn, 35, of Shelbyville, previously pleaded guilty and will be sentenced Jan. 23.

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