Judge: Seized evidence allowed in Lawrence County animal cruelty trial

Judge: Seized evidence allowed in Lawrence County animal cruelty trial
Bobbie Taylor

LAWRENCE COUNTY, AL (WAFF) - Evidence seized in a Lawrence County animal cruelty investigation will be allowed during the trial.

The judge denied a motion filed by the defense for former animal shelter director Bobbie Taylor. This motion sought to suppress the search warrant.

If the motion had succeeded, it would have excluded evidence found during the investigation at her property.

READ MORE: Defense: Search warrant invalid in Lawrence Co. Animal Shelter abuse case

Authorities discovered hundreds of dogs they say were living in horrible conditions at her shelter in  June 2015. At the time, she was serving as the contracted animal services director for Lawrence County.

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals sent a team to care for the animals and lead the investigation.

A trial date has not been set.

The judges filing can be seen here.

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