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Men to Stand Trial on Horse Shooting Charges

Men to Stand Trial on Horse Shooting Charges

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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.

(Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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