update on the teen accused of baking kitten

Amber SimmonAmber Simmon Member Posts: 2,703
edited 6 August, 2010 in Laws & Legislation
I don't like the word -rights- when it comes to animals, that's more PETA than what most of us are... Anyway, here's the article. **** only got 1yr! The fur started flying in a Bronx Courthouse when a teenager charged with baking her ex-girlfriend's cat in an oven taunted animal rights activists minutes after she pleaded guilty to animal cruelty. "It's dead, b----," said Cheyenne Cherry, 17 as she stuck out her tongue at the half a dozen cat crusaders who came to show support for Tiger Lily, the feline she admitted to roasting like a Thanksgiving turkey in June 2009. The unrepentive act was aimed at Sharon Tuerlings, a Levittown mortgage saleswoman who moonlights as an animal rescuer. She flipped Cherry the double bird when she was exiting the courtroom. "It felt good to look at her ugly face. She should have gotten a longer sentence," said Tuerlings. Cherry, who felt scorned by her lesbian lover and took out her rage on the woman's cat, pleaded guilty to charges of attempted burglary and animal cruelty and will likely serve one year in jail. Cherry will also prohibited from owning a pet for three years. According to Bronx assistant District Attorney, Jennifer Troiano, Cherry's 14-year-old partner-in-crime was found to be more culpable for the putting cat in the oven, which started a fire at the Mott Haven home of Cherry's ex-paramour, Valerie Hernandez, 19. http://www.nypost.com/seven/07152009/news/regionalnews/bronx/teen_accused_of_baking_cat_taunts_animal_179420.htm


  • Katina JacobsonKatina Jacobson SoldotnaMember Posts: 2,302
    edited 16 July, 2009
    Thats a ridiculous sentence. People who do things like this have something seriously wrong in their head. If shes willing to do this to a cat what is she willing to do to a human being? And not allowed to owna pet for only 3 years? Someone like this should never be aloud to own a pet..
  • Lauren PazzanLauren Pazzan BundabergMember Posts: 86
    edited 18 July, 2009
    I wish somebody would bake her in an oven... Ugh, how can people live with themselves after doing something like this? What is wrong with society when crimes like these are only worth a year... Well less really as she got part of the sentence for the buglary. Sick. I hope she rots.
  • Jordan SpivaJordan Spiva Los Angeles,CAMember Posts: 355
    edited 16 July, 2009
    That is too light of a punishment. If I were the judge I would give her 6 years in jail, not allow her to own animals EVER, and she would have to be sterilized before release. humpphh Why only 3 years of not owning pets????!!! After those three years she'll take out her rage and go adopt 5 cats the the shelter then bake them all in the oven to make a casserole.
  • Leon SinclairLeon Sinclair OrlandoMember Posts: 1,993
    edited 18 July, 2009
    Where are the "She's sick & needs counseling,not prison" posters now? Face the facts: SOME PEOPLE ARE JUST PLAIN EVIL!!!
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    edited 18 July, 2009

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