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No Collateral Estoppel in Canine-Killing Case (access required)

Although two defendants were acquitted of misdemeanor charges related to the alleged shooting of dogs who were killing turkeys, a Dickenson County Circuit Court rejects defendants’ argument that their related felony prosecution is barred by collateral estoppel; the court denies defendants’ motion to quash the indictments. Defendant Kermit Hill alleges dogs owned by Brandon Hill had ...