Thursday, June 17, 2010

Kingsport woman gets jail time for torture of pit bull terriers

Kingsport woman gets jail time for torture of pit bull terriers

By Kacie Breeding----Published June 12th, 2010

A Kingsport woman convicted of aggravated animal cruelty due to the condition of her two pitbull terriers was denied probation and ordered to spend time behind bars in Blountville court Thursday afternoon.

In Feb. 2009, Cindy Nelson , then 29, of 615 Gillespie Ave., was charged after an animal control officer discovered two emaciated pit bull terriers chained outside her home without access to food or water. One, a black male, was chained to the back of a truck. Kingsport Police Department Detective Melanie Adkins said the dog had severe ulcerations on its ears, feet and rump due to frostbite. The other, a brown female, was chained to a doghouse. She was determined to be about 1½ months pregnant.

Aggravated animal cruelty, a Class E felony, alleges “depraved” or “sadistic” conduct which “tortures” or “maims” an animal with no “justifiable purpose.” This includes any failure to provide food and water to a “companion animal” that results in the animal’s death or creates a substantial risk of the same.

Prosecuting attorney Julie Canter advised Friday that the judge denied Nelson probation and ordered her to spend 1½ years behind bars, with the possibility of an early release after service of 30 percent.

The state had opposed probation in the case, said Canter.
Such a sad story, but I am more than pleased they denied probation to this POS. I personally feel she should do more than 1½ years, which she will probably only serve 6 months of, but I’m glad one judge is trying to make an example out of her. If only all judges would follow his lead. I want these two babies find loving, everlasting homes soon, hopefully together. They deserve to know what a nice home and loving family is like, as do all of those abused by wretched human beings.

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