Thursday, May 1, 2008

Latest dog beating news

By Sandra T. Molina

Staff Writer

NORWALK — The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office filed a felony charge of cruelty to an animal Tuesday against a 90-year-old Norwalk woman, who allegedly beat her son’s dog to death with a garden shovel.

Beatrice Godinez Castillo will not be taken into custody because of her age, said Deputy District Attorney Kevin Young.

She will be arraigned May 13 at Los Cerritos Superior Court.

If convicted, she could face a maximum of three years in state prison or one year in county jail, Young said.

The Southeast Area Animal Control Authority is investigating the incident, which took place April 14 at a home in the 12000 block of Bayla Street.

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