Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Animal Case Cleared For Grand Jury.(Mountain View)

Byline: Carolyn Carlson Journal Staff Writer

Panel Will Investigate Torrance County

A grand jury petition calling for an investigation into Torrance County's animal control practices meets the requirements to move forward, District Judge Thomas Fitch ruled Tuesday.

"The standard is that 200 registered voters of this county have a right to call a grand jury to investigate things if they delineate an area to work within," Fitch said during a hearing in Estancia on a motion to dismiss the petition. "My reading of case law says this court has to allow this grand jury to move forward."

Animal activist Marcy Britton filed the petition in 7th Judicial District Court in September. …

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