Woman charged in cows' death in Anderson County

HONEA PATH, S.C. (AP) - Anderson County Sheriff's deputies have charged a woman with six counts of mistreatment of animals after they found several dead cows in a barn.

Animal control investigators were called to a barn in Honea Path on a report that several cows had been shot. Deputies say there were three dead cows in the barn but they had died from mistreatment.

Thirty-3-year-old Hilerey Jessica Kinzel was charged.

Two other cows and a horse were also malnourished and found in the barn.

Kinzel was being held in the Anderson County jail. It was not clear if she has an attorney.

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