Accused opossum killer back in court |

Accused opossum killer back in court

Animal activists plan on filling a Nevada County Superior Court room again today for a felony conference appearance by alleged opossum killer Carter Livingston.

Livingston, 19, allegedly posted a video on Facebook that showed him hitting an opossum 44 times with a meat cleaver as four juveniles looked on. He could face as many as three years in prison if convicted.

Livingston pleaded not guilty in September to one felony count of cruelty to animals. He remains out of jail on his own recognizance, but he is not allowed to be around animals without a responsible adult present. He will be in court at 1 p.m.

Other cases on the 1 p.m. calendar include Terry McLeod, facing a murder charge for his alleged part in a home invasion robbery; William Campbell, a Lake of the Pines man charged with grand theft, sales of securities without qualifications, and the unlawful sales of securities involving 24 victims; and four defendants, three of whom are minors being tried as adults, in a forcible rape case.

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