A 20-year-old veterinary student has been reinstated as Oakland County's 4-H Queen after she was cleared of animal cruelty charges.
A judge in Lapeer County last week dismissed the charges against Kate Mills, who had been accused of torturing and killing animals at her family's farm. The judge cited a lease that showed Mills was living at the time in East Lansing, where she is a full-time pre-veterinary student.
The Oakland County Fair Board voted unanimously to reinstate Mills as queen through July 10, when a new queen will be crowned.
Felony and misdemeanor charges remain in place for Mills' father, mother and brother.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or firstname.lastname@example.org.