A Marathon County judge ruled there will be no change in bond, for a Wausau woman, accused in a disturbing animal abuse case. During a motions hearing, attorney Dave Casey requested the $2500 cash bond set for 20-year old Sean Janas, be converted to a high signature bond. Casey argued Janas was not a flight risk, as she was born and raised in Wausau. He added that arrangements had been made for Janas to live with a family friend upon her jail release.
Marathon County Assistant District Attorney, Lamont Jacobson, contended that while Janas is from the Wausau area, she recently lived in the Milwaukee area. He added that her lack of employment and the legal challenges she now faces, make her ties to this area tenuous.
Judge Grau ruled the $2500 cash bond would remain in place.
Wausau Police Department investigators say Janas poisoned and stabbed her boyfriend's dog. They believe the dog died, last June.
According to the criminal complaint, Janas faces two felonies and one misdemeanor in the case. If convicted she faces 5 years behind bars and $30,000 in fines. Her trial is set for May.
The case has drawn attention from the around the globe. The Marathon County District Attorney's office received thousands of e-mails and letters calling for full prosecution in the case.
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