Woman Charged With 5 Counts of Animal Neglect Pleads Not Guilty | Crime
By Jake Reiner - email
SALINAS, Calif.--Crystal Kisicki's first day in court will have to wait until November. But the trial process started early Wednesday morning.
She's the woman charged with five counts of animal neglect. 17 of her animals, that she was adopting out, were seized by the SPCA of Monterey County back in June.
Kisicki was not in court today, she isn't even in the state, according to her attorney. She's actually in Arizona.
The judge ordered her to come back to Monterey County to be tried, but didn't give a specific date.
The judge did, however, set a pre-trial date of November 1st at 10 am. He also ordered that Kisicki not possess or own any animals throughout the trial. She pleaded not guilty through her attorney.
"Considering the nature of the charges they decided that she shouldn't have animals right no," said Kisicki's attorney Eugene Action. "These are allegations, these are just charges they don't mean anything we're at a probable cause status at this point."
The SPCA was also in attendance and they said they were pleased with the order.
If she has animals right now in Arizona it would violate that order and could land her in jail.