A jury deliberated less than an hour Friday to find Bastrop pastor Rick Bartlett guilty of animal cruelty in connection with the death of a cat he trapped in his neighborhood.
County Court-at-Law Judge Terry Flenniken scheduled a June 24 sentencing for the 56-year-old Bartlett, who was a chaplain for the Bastrop Police Department and pastor at Bastrop Christian Church at the time of his arrest.
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