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Lydia Price, Berwyn mom accused of animal hoarding and neglect, appears in court

Berwyn, IL

Lydia Price, the Berwyn mother facing 11 felony charges of neglect after her son Matthew Degner died outside a house allegedly brimming with 212 animals, seven people and no working toilets, appeared in court today.

Her case was continued, pending further discovery of evidence, until June 6. No pre-trial motions have been entered to date.

Prosecutors told Judge Noreen Love that they are still waiting for the agencies that worked the case to file evidence, without naming specific agencies.

Price appeared in court in a blue sweatshirt, matching blue sweatpants and a puffy black jacket. Her hair pulled back in a scrunchy, Price waited nearly two hours for her case to be called.

Price did not take off her jacket while in the courtroom or during her hearing in front of the judge, which lasted mere minutes.

No trial date has been set, and it could be several more months before a date is set.


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