Convicted animal abuser facing contempt charge

Posted at 8:22 AM, Dec 03, 2014
and last updated 2015-11-28 08:22:52-05

Convicted animal abuser Beth Hoskins has been in and out of court for more than four years. Now, she is facing a judge yet again, Wednesday. This time she is in State Supreme Court on contempt of court charge.

Hoskins is accused of violating her probation. She was ordered to sell 32 of her 68 horses, which she failed to do. Hoskins  also expected to be in Town of Aurora court on Friday on other probation violations.

Prosecutors claim Hoskins didn't properly report to her probation officer, didn't provided veterinary reports for her horses and was taking care of more horses than the court ordered. The prosecution also claimed that a veterinarian found a dead horse in Hoskins' barn on October 16th.

Along with the probation orders, Hoskins was also sentenced to 500 hours of community service when she was convicted of animal cruelty earlier this year.

Hoskins will be in State Supreme Court at 10:30 a.m.