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    Wendi Cox to face new charges for cattle theft

    9:08 AM, May 8, 2013   |    comments
    Wendi Cox sentenced 60 years for ASU horse theft case. (Photo: KSLA/Columbia Co. Sheriff's Office)
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    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.

    (Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

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