Psychiatric exam scheduled for Michigan man with more than 100 live dogs (and 150 dead ones)


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A man found to have more than 100 live dogs and 150 dead ones in his Detroit-area home will undergo a psychiatric exam to determine if he is competent to stand trial on animal cruelty charges.

Dearborn District Judge William Hultgren on Friday ordered an exam for 56-year-old Kenneth Lang Jr., who will return to court Dec. 4.


Authorities discovered in July that Lang was hoarding the dogs, mostly Chihuahuas and Chihuahua mixes. They say some of the dead dogs found in freezers in the home may have been killed with an injection to the heart or partially eaten by other dogs.

Lang’s attorney has said his client needs treatment for an obsessive-compulsive disorder and shouldn’t be punished.

Lang is charged with two counts of cruelty to 10 or more animals.

-- Associated Press