Trial date set for former Bollinger County deputy in dog shooting

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

A trial date has been set in the misdemeanor animal abuse case for Kelley Barks, 36, of Marble Hill, Mo., a former Bollinger County Sheriff's Department deputy who shot a small dog during a domestic dispute call in February 2011 and left the department soon after. The case, which is scheduled for a jury trial Aug. 10, was moved to Cape Girardeau County on a motion for a change of venue, Barks' attorney Bryan Greaser said. Barks maintains she put the dog down after it attacked her only because she was instructed to do so by the Bollinger County veterinarian. Barks entered a plea of not guilty to the charges in March.

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