BROOKSVILLE, Florida (AP) - A Tampa Bay area woman has been sentenced to a year in jail for beating two kittens with a metal baseball bat and encouraging her son to join in.
A Hernando County judge sentenced 25-year-old Wilana Frazier on Thursday. She was convicted last month of two counts of animal cruelty and one count of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
Prosecutors say Frazier was at a park with her two sons in June 2011 when she hit one kitten with a bat and then encouraged her 8-year-old son to beat another kitten. One kitten was found dead in a trash can. The other, later named Dexter, survived for two months but eventually had to be euthanized because of its injuries.
Photo Gallery: Dexter the kitten at PetLuv
Frazier's attorney argued that testimony from witnesses, who were all children, was not reliable.
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