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Trial Postponed For Accused Dog Killer

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The man accused of killing several Italian greyhounds in Ingham County won't go to trial, at least anytime soon.

Andrew Thompson's trial was originally scheduled for next Monday but Wednesday a judge postponed it. The reason is because Thompson's attorney says the judge granted her motion to quash some of the 13 felony charges.

His attorney argues the evidence regarding the number of dogs was not actually admissible in the preliminary hearing, which is where it's decided whether or not the case will go to trial.

Now the case will go back to Ingham District Court and depending on what happens there they'll decide when to move forward to trial.

The Ingham County Animal Control staff had been preparing to go to court next Monday. The investigation into Thompson began after the animal control got a tip.

"We wanna do everything we can to make sure there's no loopholes, that there's no way this person can slip away because anybody did something wrong or didn't do everything they should have. We wanna do whatever it takes to make sure that nothing happens that this case gets thrown out. So if we gotta wait, we'll wait," said Jamie McAloon Lampman, Director at Ingham County Animal Control.

Lampman says there isn't a day that goes by without phone calls and emails asking about the status of this case and she says when it does go to trial, she expects it will be a very full courtroom.

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