BRAWLEY – After several delays by Carly Bogue’s attorney, Robert Espinosa, Imperial County Superior Court Judge Diane Altamirano sentenced Bogue on December 29, 2015 to three years of formal probation, plus other criteria.
Initially, Bogue was charged with four felony counts of animal cruelty for the deaths of three horses and the near-death of one surviving horse. The horses were found on July 5 with no water, food, or shade in 100-plus temperatures.
Bogue eventually plead guilty to one felony count of cruelty to an animal, Wednesday, November 4, in connection to the deaths.
On December 16, Bogue was to be formally sentenced, but her attorney requested that sentencing be moved to January 12, 2016.
In the interim, her attorney got the judge to move up the date to December 29, 2015.
Part of Bogue’s sentencing includes completing 40 hours of community service at an animal sanctuary, she must pay restitution for the horses, and pay $370 in court fees and fines. Bogue also must get counseling and show proof. She has a Fourth Amendment waiver, in that she is subject to search and seizure at any time. Finally, Bogue can not own horses.
Imperial County Deputy District Attorney Marco Nunez said the sentence may appear light, but the felony charge will stick with her and if she fails to follow the judges orders, she could do jail time.
The surviving horse, Cash, is being cared for in an undisclosed location. The horse is recovering. It is gaining weight and beginning to look better, according to its caretaker.