Monday, July 31, 2017

New Hampshire: Keni-Lynn Mone, 38, waives arraignment on animal cruelty, child endangerment charges

NEW HAMPSHIRE -- A mother found living in a home filled with trash, rats and animal waste waived her arraignment Monday.

Keni-Lynn Mone, 38, of Rochester, faces two counts of child endangerment and one count of animal cruelty following her arrest last month.

Officials had removed a teenage boy and a preteen girl from the home and placed them into the custody of their father with the help of the Division for Children, Youth and Families because of the poor conditions, according to Rochester Police Capt. Jason Thomas.

Animal control officers also removed a dog from the home, which is owned by Mone, but located on land leased from Briar Ridge Estates, a 491-unit manufactured-home community off Old Dover Road.

A trial for Mone's case begins on Sept. 12.

(NH1 - July 31, 2017)