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Wilma Jones relieved of her court costs
She doesn't have to pay over $1,000
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The court has given an elderly woman a break, relieving her of having to pay court costs after she was placed on probation for operating what prosecutors say was a major puppy mill at her home.The woman, Wilma Jones, 75, asked, and was granted by Circuit Court Judge Bart Stanley, freedom from the $1,010 she owed the state in court costs in her case concerning 124 dogs that were seized from her property in March 2011.Jones is on the second year of her five-year probationary sentence for animal neglect. Officers raided her home and found 124 dogs and some other animals, some of which they believed were malnourished. Jones was accused of running a puppy mill and the animals were seized and sent to various animal rescues.