Tuls pleads not guilty in horse's death
July 22, 2013
Jack G. Tuls, 70, waived a preliminary hearing and pleaded not guilty to one charge of mistreatment of animals causing death and two of bail jumping, court records show.
Two veterinarians who examined Tuls' horse determined the animal was starving to death because of malnutrition, according to a criminal complaint.
The horse was later euthanized when the veterinarians determined there was nothing they could do to ease its suffering, authorities said.
The bail jumping charges stem from violations of Tuls' bond on a pending felony drunken driving case that require him to stay sober, according to the complaint.