- Associated Press - Thursday, October 16, 2014

WASHINGTON, Pa. (AP) - A western Pennsylvania woman will spend three to 23 months in jail for stabbing a pit bull puppy after it bit her 2-year-old daughter.

The (Washington) Observer-Reporter (https://bit.ly/1stQKlF ) says 26-year-old Kimberly Watts, of New Eagle, was sentenced Wednesday by a Washington County judge.

Watts pleaded guilty to cruelty to animals stemming from an incident March 22 in her home, in which her husband, 25-year-old Danny Watts, is also awaiting trial.

Police say Watts first told them she spontaneously stabbed the puppy when it bit her daughter’s lip that day. Later, police say, Watts confessed that the dog had left the room and that she went after it and stabbed the animal.

Her husband has pleaded not guilty to injuring a second puppy by throwing it against a wall. Both animals survived.

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Information from: Observer-Reporter, https://www.observer-reporter.com

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