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Woman pleads "not guilty" in dog torture case


MARATHON COUNTY, Wisconsin (WAOW) - A Wausau woman has pleaded not guilty to charges she tortured and killed her boyfriend's dog. Twenty-year old Sean Janas entered a plea Monday in Marathon County Court.  

Prosecutors say Janas fed her boyfriend's dog poison and stabbed it. Investigators say the dog, named Mary, died last June. Janas is in jail on a $2,500 cash bond.

If convicted, she faces five years behind bars and $30, 000 in fines.

During the hearing, a "Walk For Mary" took place outside the courthouse.  A few dozen protestors showed up. Organizers say they want this case prosecuted "to the full extent of the law." This is the second walk they have held.  

According to the Marathon County District Attorney's Office organizers of the protests have received more than 10,000 e-mails and letters calling for tough prosecution of the case.

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