Aguilar convicted of animal cruelty

-- Madera County District Attorney's OfficeApril 17, 2013 

Janice Aguilar, 39, of Oakhurst, was sentenced on her conviction for felony cruelty to an animal Tuesday, April 9, in the Sierra Division of the Madera Superior Court at Bass Lake, said Madera County District Attorney Michael Keitz.

On Aug. 29, 2012, a witness observed Aguilar holding a small puppy on the ground and punching it repeatedly with her fist until its eye was dislocated from its socket. On March 12, 2013, she entered a plea to the felony charge.

Tuesday, April 9, the Superior Court sentenced Aguilar to three years of felony probation and to spend 76 days in custody at the Madera County Department of Corrections. She was given 76 days credit for the time she already served. She was also ordered not to own or possess any animals during the time she is on probation.

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