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3 more plead guilty in Alabama dog fighting case

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Posted: Apr 29, 2014 11:55 AM

Updated: Apr 29, 2014 11:55 AM

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 Wednesday 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."

Topics: Dog Fighting

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