UPDATE: Woman sentenced to 60 years for SAU horse theft
EL DORADO, Ark. (AP) - A jury in El Dorado has convicted an Oklahoma woman in the theft of 5 horses and equipment from the Southern Arkansas University rodeo team stables.
The jury deliberated about a half hour Wednesday before convicting Wendi Cox in the November 2011 theft of the horses, a trailer and tack. The Banner-News reports (http://is.gd/J6q2WZ ) Cox was sentenced to 60 years in prison.
Prosecutors say Cox helped plan the theft - even drawing a diagram of which horses to take. Cox's daughter, Jaci Jackson, is also charged in the case.
Cox's attorney, John Stroud, told jurors that prosecutors were "overreaching" in charging Cox.
4 of the horses were found malnourished and emaciated in McCurtain County in Oklahoma. The fifth horse, named Credit Card, was found dead with its throat cut.
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