Another adjournment in the case of a Canora man, facing seven animal cruelty-related charges.
In Yorkton Provincial Court on June 30th, the judge declared a mistrial, after it was learned that the defence lawyer had not received all of the disclosure from 74-year-old Walter Goba’s previous counsel.
The matters were then adjourned until today (MON), where the case was again put ahead, to July 25th.
Some of the charges allege that horses were in distress in the Willowbrook area between September and December of 2013.
Back in April of 2014, Goba pleaded guilty to animal abuse stemming from charges in the Swan Valley, and he received a six-month conditional sentence, as well as a 10-year ban on owning pets or livestock.