3 more plead guilty in Alabama dog fighting case
by Phillip Rawls, Associated Press
April 29, 2014 02:15 PM | 887 views | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Three more people have pleaded guilty in a multi-state dog fighting investigation, including a Texas man who admitted winning $35,000 at one fight in Alabama.

Demontt Allen of Houston pleaded guilty to a conspiracy charge Tuesday in Montgomery, along with Lawrence Watford of Adel, Ga., and William Antone Edwards of Brantley, Ala.

Allen admitted he brought a dog from Texas to a fight near Auburn in August 2011. He said he later got stopped by police with $35,000 in cash that he acknowledged winning at the fight.

Federal prosecutor Clark Morris says thousands of dollars were bet on each dog in the high-stakes fights staged in east Alabama between 2009 and 2013.

Seven people have now pleaded guilty in what Morris called "a horrendous case."



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