SHEPHERDSVILLE, KY (WAVE) – A Bullitt County
man took a plea deal on animal abuse charges Tuesday.
Alex Phelps pleaded guilty to eight counts of
torture of cats that resulted in physical injury or death. In exchange, Phelps
will serve five years in prison for each count. The sentences will run
concurrently, so Phelps will spend a maximum of five years behind bars.
Because of the time Phelps has served
already, he is eligible for parole immediately, but prosecutors say they plan
to fight any attempt to get Phelps released on parole.
Phelps remains out on bond. Formal sentencing
is scheduled for January 11 in Bullitt Circuit Court.
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