HERNANDO COUNTY - The Brooksville woman found guilty of abusing kittens to death has been sentenced to a year in jail and five years probation.
After handing down the sentence Thursday morning, the judge told Wiliana Frazier that she could no longer take care of any animals, not even a pet rock.
Frazier was charged with beating two kittens with a baseball bat after three witnesses, all children, told authorities that they witnessed the brutality while playing at a park.
One of the children said Frazier’s two younger children were also involved in the beating, with their mother encouraging them to swing and kick the cats.
Frazier said she was an animal lover and had owned a dog for five years. Animal services took her dog after she was charged with animal abuse and delinquency of a minor.
She had previously turned down a plea deal for one year in jail .
Frazier faced a possible sentence of 12 years in prison, but a judge sentenced her to one year in jail.
Hernando authorities found one dead kitten in a trash can at the park east of Brooksville.
The other cat, Dexter, suffered brain damage and eventually died from seizures.
Her fiancé, Willie Bates, said she was wrongly convicted and there wasn’t any proof that she committed the crimes.
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