Joanne Lee Hinojosa, a Texas woman, was sentenced to six months in prison with ten years deferred abjudication for stabbing her ex-husband’s dog 27 times.
Hinojosa pleaded guilty to the 2006 stabbing of Marti, a 20-pound mix. She went to her ex-husband’s house and started to yell at him. Hinojosa then took Marti in the house, where she was later found with a knife sticking out of her side.
Marti had to be later euthanized because of her injuries.
Hinojos’s lawyer said she was suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder from the dissolution of her marriage and from a bad childhood.
In the plea deal, Hinojosa must continue mental health counseling, undergo anger management treatment and perform 250 hours of community service. Also she may not be the sole caretaker of an animal for ten years.
Currently, Hinojosa and her new husband own several animals together.
Source: Houston Chronicle