Morrill County, Nebraska horse neglect trial postponed
The scheduled September 9th jury trial for a Morrill County mustang ranch owner has been postponed, tentatively
until the January jury term in Morrill County District Court. Three Strikes Ranch owner Jason Meduna is charged with 149 Class IV felony counts of cruel neglect of an animal regarding the malnourishment and death of horses and burros this past April. Meduna entered a not guilty plea July 14th.
Meduna’s attorney John S. Berry of Lincoln had filed a motion for a continuance in order to have more time to prepare. The motion was granted by Judge Randy Lippstreu during a pre-trial conference Tuesday in Bridgeport. If convicted Meduna could receive up to 5 years in prison, up to a $10,000 fine or both for each felony.
Meduna remains free on bond.