Trial begins for Goshen woman accused of starving, killing horsesPosted: Updated:
The trial for a Goshen woman accused of starving and killing her nine horses began Monday.
Angus Farm owner Jeanne Ryan is facing 10 counts of animal cruelty in the death of the nine horses and the mistreatment of another that survived.
The remains were allegedly found rotting last year in her Goshen barn. Two of them, a mother and her foal, were found huddled together, according to authorities.
Prosecutors called to the stand several law enforcement witnesses, one who testified that the horses were trapped inside the barn and were so hungry that they were gnawing at their stalls in an effort to stay alive before they died.
Ryan claims her son was supposed to be caring for the animals at the time of their deaths.
Testimony in the animal abuse case against Ryan resumes Tuesday at Orange County Court.