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Attorney: "Solutions" possible in dog-killing case

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WAUSAU (WAOW) - An attorney for a Wausau woman accused of torturing, poisoning and killing her boyfriend's dog and writing about it in her diary told a judge Friday that she wants to use the weekend to "think things over" regarding possible "solutions" to the case.

The attorney did not elaborate.

Sean Janas, 21, is to return to Marathon County Circuit Court on Monday for a hearing. Her four-day trial is set to begin March 17.

Janas has pleaded not guilty to two felony counts of animal abuse involving her boyfriend's dog, Mary, a four-year-old Labrador-shepherd who died in June 2012.

Prosecutors say Janas kept a diary about systematically torturing the dog and about her "intense hatred" for it.

Among the allegations against Janas is she poured Drano and bleach down the dog's throat and stabbed it with a knife, according to the criminal complaint.

Janas' arrest and media reports of what happened to her boyfriend's dog sparked much attention. Hundreds of protesters, some with dogs, marched outside the Marathon County Courthouse in October 2012 during a hearing for Janas.

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