A Hagerstown man who entered pleas in an animal cruelty case last month was sentenced Tuesday to one year of supervised probation and his home will have to be monitored by the Washington County Health Department, according to court information.
Kenneth M. Green Jr., 54, of 115 Wakefield Road, entered seven Alford pleas in May to charges that he did not provide adequate care for animals. Green originally faced 37 charges, but the remaining charges were dropped as part of the plea agreement.
Under an Alford plea, a defendant does not admit guilt, but agrees that the state has enough evidence to gain a conviction.
Washington County Humane Society officials began an investigation in June 2002, when they found the body of a Saint Bernard and 18 dogs and cats that needed treatment at Green's home.