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

RICHMOND, Va. — 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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