Animal Rescue-Sentence

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Snow and temperatures in the 20s are expected tonight when a northeast Ohio woman begins a 15-day jail sentence by spending a night in the woods.

A judge in Painesville came up with the unusual punishment for Michelle Murray. The 25-year-old pleaded guilty last month to charges that she abandoned 35 kittens in two Lake County Metroparks. The animals were recovered but many had upper respiratory infections, and nine died.

Judge Michael Cicconetti (chih-kuh-NEH'-tee) said he wanted Murray to feel what the kittens experienced.

She will have no food or shelter but will have water and a way to communicate with Metroparks rangers in case of and emergency.


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