Thursday, November 24, 2005


Woman Ordered to Spend Night in Woods for Abandoning Kittens

`An Ohio woman will spend a night in the woods without water, food or entertainment as part of her punishment for abandoning 35 kittens.

Painesville Municipal Court Judge Michael A. Cicconetti handed down the sentence on Nov. 17 to Michelle M. Murray, 25. On Sept. 19, park rangers found the kittens abandoned in two parks in Mentor, Ohio. Many of the kittens had upper respiratory infections and nine later died. They were traced back to Murray because they were wearing identification collars. [..]

Originally, Cicconetti said Murray was to have no food, reading material or entertainment devices and was to have only the clothes she wore as many as she wanted to keep her warm. Due to plunging temperatures, however, the judge said he may amend his orders and allow her to make a fire.’

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