SACRAMENTO (CBS13/AP) — A Northern California woman who set her sister’s dog on fire after the animals fought has been sentenced to seven years in prison, prosecutors said Friday.
Petra Gabriel pleaded guilty in April to multiple charges including felony animal cruelty, the Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office said in a statement.READ MORE: What You Need To Know About California's Reopening
Gabriel was arrested in July 2020.
Investigators said Gabriel’s dog got in a fight with her sister’s dog, Doody. After the women managed to separate the animals, Gabriel sprayed Doody with a flammable substance and then burned the dog with a butane torch, prosecutors said.READ MORE: City Of Sacramento Opening 2 Cooling Centers Starting Thursday Due To Heatwave
The dog, which has since been renamed Phoenix, suffered burns on its face and body but survived. The animal remains in a specialized medical foster home, will require a lifetime of medications, and must wear a T-shirt at all times due to his extensive body burns, the DA’s statement said.
Gabriel has two prior convictions for using flammable substances, both in the course of a robbery and an assault, prosecutors said. She also had warrants out for her arrest on suspicion of DUI and possession of narcotics charges.MORE NEWS: Citrus Heights Resident Describes Being Visited By Mountain Lion
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