Judge Joseph Cassini said he received hundreds of letters urging him to throw the book at Curtis, but he opted for probation and called for perspective.
The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office said 29-year-old Kisha Curtis pleaded guilty Tuesday afternoon in Newark to a count of 4th-degree animal cruelty.
A custody battle over a pit bull that was found starving in a Newark trash chute took place inside a NJ courtroom Thursday.
Animal Rights Activists Rally As Newark Woman Accused Of Starving, Dumping Patrick The Pit Bull, Appears In Court
Kisha Curtis, the New Jersey woman accused of starving a 1-year-old pit bull that was found at the bottom of a trash chute, was back in court Friday.
A New Jersey woman accused of starving a dog that was found at the bottom of a trash chute pleaded not guilty Thursday to animal abuse charges.
Kisha Curtis was charged with four counts of animal cruelty. The 28-year-old could face up to six months in jail, a $1,000 fine or community service if convicted.