- Associated Press - Thursday, August 13, 2015

PAHRUMP, Nev. (AP) - A judge set bail at $25,000 and scheduled arraignment next week for a rural Nevada woman accused of abducting and shooting a neighbor’s puppy in a revenge killing in the desert 60 miles west of Las Vegas.

Chief Pahrump Justice Court Clerk Alisa Shoults says 40-year-old Maria Furtado didn’t have a lawyer and remained jailed on animal cruelty, felony child abuse and neglect and misdemeanor theft charges following her initial court appearance Wednesday.

Furtado is due in court again Aug. 19.

She’s accused of having her 3-year-old and 15-year-old children with her during the Sunday incident, and of having the teen shoot the dog at least once.

Nye County sheriff’s investigators believe Furtado was retaliating after the puppy killed Furtado’s two pet ducklings.


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