Defense Asks for Mistrial in Beth Hoskins Case | News
TOWN OF AURORA, NY - The lawyer for Beth Hoskins Monday asked a judge to declare a mistrial in the ongoing criminal case against the southtowns horse owner.
Defense attorney Thomas Eoannou made the request after he said he received some 1,200 documents and photographs from the prosecution on Friday nearly a month after the trial began.
Hoskins faces 74 misdemeanor counts of animal abuse following an SPCA-led raid of her property in March of 2010.
Judge Douglas Marky, who is presiding over the non-jury trial, gave both sides two weeks to file paperwork on the matter before ruling on the request and then allowed testimony in the case to continue.