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Dilworth man who let 32 pythons die in storage unit gets 30 days in jail

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MOORHEAD - A Dilworth man who admitted to letting his 32 ball python snakes freeze to death in an unheated storage unit in Glyndon last winter was sentenced Monday to 30 days in jail and barred from owning or caring for animals during two years of supervised probation.

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Henry Ward Atherton, 50, also was ordered to pay $1,085 in fines and fees.

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