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The Rick Hill case is officially over and the State of Indiana won.
Adams Superior Court Judge Patrick R. Miller said Thursday that the Indiana Supreme Court denied transfer of Hill's appeal from a ruling by the Indiana Court of Appeals that upheld the conviction and the sentencing.
Miller oversaw the jury trial of Hill in January of 2010 on multiple charges of animal cruelty in regard to horses Hill owned,
Judge Miller said the high court, by denying transfer, affirmed the appeals court decision, thus ending the case.
Hill, a rural Decatur resident, was convicted of 12 counts of cruelty to an animal and one count of failing to dispose of a dead animal properly.