CHARGES DROPPED AFTER NEARLY FOUR YEARS IN COURT, 12,000 PAGES OF DISCLOSURE AND HAVING CONFESSED TO TRANSPORTING SHEEP. PHOTO – THAT’S WHAT 1,403 DAYS OF BEARD GROWTH LOOKS LIKE ON FORMER ACCUSED ROBERT PINNELL.
“It has been 1403 days since my adventure with the legal system started. Today in the Superior court in Newmarket all charges in regards to me were withdrawn. In the beginning there were 4 of us charged with the disappearance of 31 Shropshire sheep. Myself, Robert Pinnell. Michael Schmidt. Susan Atkinson. And Montana Jones. Now after 1403 days Michael and Montana are the only ones left standing.
What make this even more interesting is, that I had actually given a video statement, where I confessed, that I was the one that drove the truck and transported the sheep from one place to another. No one else had given a statement although Susan had later given a statement and plead guilty to a lesser charge. I never once said I was innocent just that I was not guilty of what I was charged with — CONSPIRACY.”
Read the rest of Robert Pinnell’s piece “Reflections on a Sheepish Affair” on The Bovine