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Hearing Postponed In Ligertown Case

Thu., Oct. 26, 1995, midnight

The hearing scheduled for the owners of Ligertown at Lava Hot Springs has been postponed until Nov. 6.

A preliminary hearing had been scheduled Wednesday for Dotti Martin and Robert Fieber, owners of Ligertown, on charges that they improperly used prescription drugs.

A number of lions escaped Sept. 20 from their ramshackle collection of cages just outside Lava Hot Springs in southeastern Idaho. Officers killed 19 of the animals. Surviving lions were taken to a game refuge in California.

A number of wolf hybrids also were removed to a Bonneville County facility.

Prosecutors on Wednesday filed an amended complaint against Martin. In addition, public defender Kim Claussen said he hadn’t received evidence he requested from the prosecution.

Martin and Fieber also face 107 misdemeanors centered around alleged mistreatment of the animals.

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