Woman who hanged her dogs from tree gets 6 months in prison
BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) -- A Connecticut woman who hanged her two dogs from a tree has been sentenced to six months in prison.
Twenty-three-year-old Bristol resident Victoria Reyes pleaded guilty in March to a charge of maliciously wounding or killing an animal. She told a Superior Court judge she hallucinated that the dogs told her to kill them.
Her lawyer says she suffers from mental health issues and was off her medication and using illegal drugs when she killed the dogs in November.
The judge called the crime repugnant and cruel during Thursday's sentencing hearing. He ordered Reyes not to own any animals during her three years of probation.