Colorado: Woman convicted of taping dog to fridge
BOULDER, Colo. – A former University of Colorado student has been convicted of felony animal cruelty for taping her boyfriend’s 2-year-old dog to a refrigerator.
A jury took about two hours to reach its verdict Tuesday against 21-year-old Abby Toll. Police responding to a domestic violence call last April found the dog, Rex, hanging upside down in packing tape on the fridge.
During closing arguments, prosecutor Lisa Pearson described how Toll methodically collected hair ties and packing tape from around the apartment to bind the dog’s snout and legs before taping him to the refrigerator.
Defense attorney George Kokus argued that Toll was under the control of her boyfriend and didn’t have the state of mind to knowingly torture the dog.
Information from: Daily Camera, http://www.dailycamera.com/