Morgan Hill Times: MH Woman Pleads No Contest to Cat Cruelty
Morgan Hill resident Ava Geddes was convicted last week in Santa Clara County Superior Court on charges that she allowed numerous cats to die or become sick while the animals were in her care.
Geddes pleaded no contest to one count of felony animal cruelty and one count of misdemeanor animal neglect, according to Santa Clara County Supervising Deputy District Attorney Vishal Bathija. Geddes entered the plea at the Hall of Justice in San Jose on July 29.
The plea was the result of a negotiated settlement of the criminal case against Geddes, which initially consisted of two felony counts and the misdemeanor charge. By pleading no contest, Geddes agreed to serve an eight-month jail sentence and three years of formal probation, Bathija said.