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Kiefer Decides to Change Plea to Guilty in Animal Cruelty Case

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William Kiefer has decided to change his plea to guilty in cases involving cruelty to animals in Burleigh and Morton counties.

Kiefer is charged with five counts and was scheduled for jury trials in both counties.

Notice for the change of plea was entered Wednesday.

Morton County assistant states attorney Gabrielle Goter says the actual change of plea hearing will take place August 2nd.

Gotor says it will be held in Morton County in front of Judge Thomas Schneider at 10am and will cover both counties. She says sentencing will take place the same day.

Kiefer's attorney Charlie Stock says his client does plan to enter a guilty plea but could still change his mind about doing so.

Kiefer does not have to be present at the hearing. Stock would not comment further on the case.

Over one-hundred horses were found dead on Kiefer's ranch north of New Salem in January. Three others were found dead on Kiefer's Burleigh County property the same month.

Over 150 more were seized and adopted out.

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