Neb. mother of kids found in kennel gets probation

July 3, 2012 - 5:36 PM

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska mother of two boys police found locked in a dog kennel will serve two years of probation after pleading no contest to felony child abuse.

The North Platte Telegraph reports (http://bit.ly/MRkySQ ) 23-year-old Ashly Clark changed her plea on Monday. Several other charges were dropped.

Prosecutors made deals with Clark and three other defendants in the case after a judge ruled that some of what they told investigators couldn't be used as evidence.

Police say they found Clark's two boys sleeping in a wired-shut kennel last October inside a filthy home.

Last week, 22-year-old Lacy Beyer and 26-year-old Bryson Eyten pleaded no contest to two misdemeanor charges and received one year of probation.

Similar charges are pending against 25-year-old Samantha Eyten, who is due in court on July 12.

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Information from: The North Platte Telegraph, http://www.nptelegraph.com