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Woman gets prison for hanging, killing ex-boyfriend’s puppy

Mugshot of Yasmine Burton
Mugshot of Yasmine Burton(WHSV)
Published: Oct. 24, 2020 at 4:00 PM EDT
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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia woman has been sentenced to two years in prison for killing an ex-boyfriend’s pit bull puppy by hanging it from a tree with an extension cord.

The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that Powhatan County Circuit Court Judge Paul Cella also on Thursday ordered that 23-year-old Yasmin Burton, 23, have no contact with any pet animals after her release. Burton apologized during her sentencing hearing, saying she “prays for forgiveness every day.”

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