JACKSON, Wyo. — A Wyoming outfitter has pleaded not guilty to an animal cruelty charge related to his treatment of a horse.

Attorney Dick Mulligan filed the plea Wednesday on behalf of his client, Forest Stearns, in Teton County Circuit Court.

Court clerk David Baker tells the Jackson Hole News & Guide (http://bit.ly/2et1UKI ) that a trial will likely be scheduled about four months from now. A date has not been scheduled.

Stearns was cited for animal cruelty last week by the Teton County Sheriff’s Office after an investigation into the Aug. 8 death of a horse owned by Stearns.

Information from: Jackson Hole (Wyo.) News And Guide, http://www.jhnewsandguide.com

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