No retrial Galveston cat cruelty case
Nov. 17, 2007, 2:34PM
No retrial planned in Galveston animal cruelty case
By HARVEY RICE
Copyright 2007 Houston Chronicle
GALVESTON — Well-known bird watcher Jim Stevenson will not be retried on animal cruelty charges for killing a feral cat after the jury failed Friday to reach a verdict, Galveston County District Attorney Kurt Sistrunk said.
"I'm proud this case sparked a change in the law," Santell added, referring to a revised state animal cruelty law protecting feral cats and stray dogs that took effect Sept. 1.