Wendi Cox sentenced 60 years for ASU horse theft case. (Photo: KSLA/Columbia Co. Sheriff's Office)
ASHDOWN, Ark. (AP) - A woman convicted of stealing horses from Southern Arkansas University has turned down a plea deal in a separate case that accuses her of stealing cattle from a ranch in Little River County.
Wendi Cox appeared in court Tuesday to discuss a possible plea bargain. She's charged with theft of property for allegedly stealing 15 heifers from a ranch in October 2011. The animals are valued at $10,500.
The Texarkana Gazette reports that prosecutor Bryan Chesshir offered a plea deal but Cox turned it down. Cox said afterward that she's innocent.
She also said she'll win her appeal in the SAU case. In March, a jury sentenced Cox to 60 years in prison for the theft of five rodeo team horses, including one that turned up dead in Oklahoma.
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