Former Memphis Animal Shelter Vet Acquitted on Animal Cruelty Charges

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(Memphis) Former Memphis Animal Shelter Veterinarian Dr. Angela Middleton has been found not guilty on six counts of aggravated animal cruelty.

According to the Commercial Appeal, the jury reached the verdict Saturday after deliberating for about four hours.

Middleton was charged after a raid at the shelter in October 2009 involving the mistreatment of pit bulls.

An expert said the dogs had been starved to death.

Former MAS director Ernest Alexander and former administrative supervisor Tina Quattlebaum will now face similar animal cruelty charges.