04/29/2014 // West Palm Beach, Florida, US // JusticeNewsFlash // Justice News Flash // (press release)
New Jersey – A New Jersey woman has pleaded guilty to charges related to the death of her neighbor’s dog. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), 27-year-old Haniyyah Barnes admitted to killing the dog by throwing it into oncoming traffic while in a dispute with the owner over a parking space.
The dog, a 2-year-old Shih Tzu named Honey, was killed after being struck by a vehicle. Barnes has been charged with animal cruelty, burglary, and theft. Prosecutors will recommend a prison term of six years during her sentencing in July in addition to other conditions.
Essex County Assistant Prosecutor Michele Miller is quoted as stating to the Star-Ledger of Newark of the incident, “It was a horrific crime and I think the punishment reflects that…She broke into someone’s home and killed their dog and they watched it happen. Not too many things are more disturbing than that.”
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