Barbara Pilchard appeared in Wicomico County Circuit Court this afternoon (Friday, April 5, 2019) and was found guilty of 39 misdemeanor charges. The 75-year-old Hebron resident was facing 56 counts of misdemeanor charges and 16 count of animal cruelty felony charges after dozens of horses were found dead on her property last March. Nearly 100 horses were seized and placed with rescues and private farms. In this bench trial, the judge also declared Pilchard not guilty of the felony charges and has deferred sentencing pending the outcome of a pre-sentence investigation. This investigation is expected to take 60-90 days.

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Split Verdict in Wicomico County Animal Cruelty Case (WBOC16)