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Charges filed against owner of 32 dead snakes

Henry Atherton is charged with felony mistreatment of animals by torture. Authorities found 32 dead snakes in a storage locker near Dilworth last week. According to the criminal complaint, the 49-year-old told investigators he bought the snakes in Florida and intended to sell them.
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Henry Atherton is charged with felony mistreatment of animals by torture. Authorities found 32 dead snakes in a storage locker near Dilworth last week. According to the criminal complaint, the 49-year-old told investigators he bought the snakes in Florida and intended to sell them.

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