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Hoskins sentenced to jail for probation violations

Photos by Chris Caya

A judge on Tuesday sentenced horse owner Beth Hoskins to 90 days in jail for violating her probation. She was convicted last year of 52 counts of animal cruelty for the deplorable conditions at her Town of Aurora horse farm. 

Town Justice Douglas Markey ruled Hoskins failed to follow several of the stipulations of her probation, such as maintaining safe and sanitary barns. 

"I think he didn't have any choice but to make this decision," SPCA Director Barbara Carr said, following the ruling.

"Hopefully, this will be the end."

Hoskins was ordered to report to jail on Friday. On Monday, a judge in her civil case ordered her to sell or transfer 32 of her horses by the end of January.