WAUSAU — The story of a Wausau woman accused of torturing and killing her boyfriend’s dog has sparked local and national outrage, inspired the creation of a Facebook page in the animal’s memory and prompted a petition calling for harsh penalties in the case.
Sean Janas, 20, is accused of causing the death of 4-year-old Mary, a shepherd-Labrador mix police say belonged to her boyfriend.
According to the criminal complaint, Janas was charged Monday with felony mistreatment and poisoning of an animal after police were given a copy of a diary that contained detailed entries Janas wrote about poisoning Mary with Drano, bleach and pills. She faces more than five years in prison and $30,000 in fines if convicted of all the charges against her.
There will be a preliminary hearing held at the Marathon County Courthouse (Branch 5 Courtroom, First Floor) at 500 Forest Street Wausau, WI on Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at 9:00 a.m.
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