Friday, October 21, 2011

Breaking News: Convicted Nebraska Wild Mustang Murderer Up for Parole

Straight from the Horse's Heart
Story by R.T. Fitch ~ Author/President Wild Horse Freedom Federation

Wild Horse Killer Could Be Released

One of dozens of Meduna's Victims
HOUSTON (SFTHH) – Sources close to SFTHH have verified that Jason Meduna, convicted of 145 counts of felony animal cruelty carrying a sentence of 5-10 years, is up for parole on October 26th, 2011 after barely serving 20 months of his sentence.  Meduna shocked a Nebraska court and the nation in April of ’09 when dozens of wild horses were found dead from starvation on his Nebraska 3- Strikes Ranch with hundreds more sick and dying.
Over 200 animals were removed from the ranch in April, 2009, by the local Sheriff’s Department and awarded to the care and custody of the Texas based Equine Protection Agency, Habitat for Horses.  The surviving horses were taken to the Morrill County Fairgrounds in Bridgeport were they were provided food and medical care.  Habitat for Horses, Front Range Rescue, the HSUS and many local volunteers helped in re-homing the starving mustangs for rehabilitation.
Upon the early 2010 conviction the judge divided the sentencing into two categories, for the animals that died and for those that were sick and injured. Of the 31 felony counts charged on the animals that had died, the judge sentenced Meduna to 20 to 60 months on each count, and then ordered the 31 counts to be served concurrent (or altogether) with one another. On the remaining 114 felony counts concerning animals that were sick or injured, the judge also sentenced Meduna to 20 to 60 months on each count, with the 114 counts to be served concurrent.
The judge then ordered the two 20 to 60 month sentences to be served consecutive to one another, totaling the 40 to 120 month sentence.
Under Nebraska law, Meduna is eligible for parole in 20 months.
Meduna’s hearing schedule may reviewed at
Comments may be submitted to:
Board of Parole
Correctional Service Building
P.O. Box 94754
Lincoln, NE 68509-4754

For Additional Information and Background on Case Click (HERE)


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