Richford man charged with animal cruelty said he was just defending family - St. Albans Messenger

A Richford man charged with animal cruelty for shooting his neighbor's dog said the dog had cornered him in his barn and chased his wife inside the house. Unjustified shooting, or self-defense?



"Hotchkin said he visited the home of Lawrence’s parents, Christine and Frederick Snider, on Aug. 15 and warned the family that the dogs had been coming to his property. “I… told them the dogs had attacked me in my hay mow on Sunday, Aug. 11,” Hotchkin said. “The dogs had me cornered in my barn.”"

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