This is a snippet of an update on this very long running, tortuous saga of a criminal matter involving the killing of a ginger tabby cat, Tiger, by the now infamous veterinarian Kristen Lindsey who used a bow and arrow to Tiger’s head as you may recall.
Through her lawyer she applied for a partial retrial in June 2016. The application to the court (called a “motion” in America) was to strike out the testimony of a key expert witness testifying on behalf of the Texas Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners (TBVME).
There was an administrative hearing to assess her application. Lindsey had argued that the expert witness, William Folger, DVM, was inconsistent in his testimony. It was also argued that Folger had shown animosity towards Lindsey.
Folder had stated in his witness statement that he believed Tiger was alive when Lindsey infamously posed for the Facebook photograph. The reason why he made this assessment was because he had been asked to assess the pain and suffering of Tiger. You can see why Lindsey wanted the testimony thrown out. It is damning of her.
The application was thrown out, basically, on procedural grounds as it happens (as I understand it). It was made too early. Such an application as this which is for a partial rehearing can only be made after a decision or order of the court and all of us are yet to hear the final judgement of the court on this matter.
At present the world is waiting for a decision of the judges of the State Office of Administrative Hearing which is described as a Proposal for Decision. We are expected to hear this decision on or around 18 October 2016.
That is the current state of play, as I understand it. You can read about the entire legal process on this page on this website. If you click on this link you can see all the posts on this marathon saga on this website. It provides a full and comprehensive commentary.
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