NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (AP) - The Nebraska mother of two boys police
found locked in a dog kennel will serve two years of probation
after pleading no contest to felony child abuse.
Twenty-three-year-old Ashly Clark changed her plea on Monday. Several
other charges were dropped.
Prosecutors made deals with Clark and three other defendants in
this case after a judge ruled that some of what they told
investigators couldn't be used as evidence.
Police say they found Clark's two boys sleeping in a wired-shut
kennel last October inside a filthy home.
Last week, 22-year-old Lacy Beyer and 26-year-old Bryson Eyten
pleaded no contest to two misdemeanor charges and received one year
Similar charges are pending against 25-year-old Samantha Eyten,
who is due in court on July 12.
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