'Not Guilty' Plea for Cockfighting Suspect



A man accused of promoting a cock fight in Zillah pleads not guilty to animal fighting charges in Yakima County Court today.

Prosecutors say Andres Ramirez is accused of hosting the event at a home on East Centiennial Drive.

Yakima County Sheriffs deputies say close to 200 people attended the event.

If convicted, Ramirez could face up to 5 years in prison -- he will be back in court next month.