SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Two Enterprise men will stand trial in December for allegedly shooting nine wild horses on federal land.
Forty-seven-year-old Fred Eugene Woods, and 29-year-old Russell Weston Jones are charged in the shootings.
The men were indicted last month for allegedly killing the animals in 2002 on land near Iron County administered by the U-S Bureau of Land Management.
Both face one felony count of injuring property of the United States and nine misdemeanor counts of causing the death of a wild free-roaming horse. They've pleaded not guilty to the charges.
If convicted, the two face up to 10 years in prison and a 250-thousand dollar fine for the felony charge and one year in prison and a 100-thousand dollars on the misdemeanors.
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