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Wakefield men sentenced to probation, jail in neglect case


May 9, 2018

Richard Jenkins/Daily Globe

Gerard Joseph Herlache, left, and his attorney, Doug Muskett, sit in Gogebic County Circuit Court Tuesday during a Herlache's sentencing hearing for attempted abandoning/cruelty to 10 or more animals.


BESSEMER - Two Wakefield men won't be able to own any pets for the next four years. That was one of the conditions Gogebic County Circuit Judge Michael Pope put on their probation during a sentencing hearing in Gogebic County Circuit Court Tuesday.

Gerard Joseph Herlache and Lawrence C. Murphy were each sentenced to four years probation - the first two months of which will be served in jail - for attempted abandonment/cruelty to 10 or more animals.

"... We've all seen the commercials on TV with the animals that are being neglected or abused. Fr...

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