Woman Sent to Jail for Killing Kittens

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

A 56-year-old western Michigan woman has received a 150-day jail sentence for killing three kittens.
Authorities say Melanie Jasina of Grand Rapids snapped the neck of the kittens March 3 after a domestic dispute with a 16-year-old who owned the animals.
A pre-sentencing report had recommended that she get probation on the animal killing conviction, but Kent County Circuit Judge Paul Sullivan decided to jail Jasina. He also placed her on two years' probation at Tuesday's sentencing.
The judge says she "savagely ended their lives" and may have traumatized the 16-year-old.
Jasina has said she doesn't remember the killings because she was drinking heavily. The sentence allows for possible early release if she gets substance abuse counseling.


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  • by Mike on Feb 28, 2013 at 03:45 AM
    PETA sucks.
  • by Alexandra Location: East Lansing on Feb 26, 2013 at 10:17 AM
    GET THESE NASTY COMMENTS OFF OF HERE ADMIN
  • by RT Location: Lansing on Feb 26, 2013 at 10:05 AM
    WOW!! I take the position that physically snapping the the necks of kittens is a sick and vile thing and all you V's and ananoymous-types jump all over me and call all kinds of names...you are all too much. I'd hate to be your dogs or cats.
  • by Anonymous on Feb 24, 2013 at 05:22 AM
    Arty... I mean RT... Sure... animals are more important than people. Parole murders so cat killers can get in... is that what you're saying. How messed up is that?!?
  • by Anonymous on Feb 23, 2013 at 10:16 AM
    PETA... People Eat Tasty Animals : )
  • by jim on Feb 23, 2013 at 10:15 AM
    Peta people... get a life. There's more important things to worry about. I bet you all love Obama, too.
  • by V on Feb 23, 2013 at 09:55 AM
    @RT....You say I go on a rant and then you post that. What's more admitting that another post wouldn't be posted by WILX. Your hypocrisy could not have been better demonstrated. I'll bet you are the type of the person that would swerve into oncoming traffic causing an accident and possible killing people just to miss a squirrel.
  • by RT Location: Lansing on Feb 22, 2013 at 03:05 PM
    Hey anonymous (Feb 22)...I'm the LAST person you could call a "PETA folk". The fact that you an V aren't more repulsed by this crazy woman snapping the necks of kittens with her bare hands is almost as disturbing as the act itself---I think you two have a few "screwed up priorities" yourselves.
  • by Anonymous on Feb 22, 2013 at 04:37 AM
    Oooooh the poor kitties.... forget the starving, homeless children in the world… a kitty died. Stop the world. A kitty died!!! We have overcrowded prisons where robbers and murders are getting early parole. But wait… a kitty got killed!!! We gotta’ make room for the kitty killers!!! Yeah, she shouldn’t have done it, but give me a break! Turn the page and move on. PETA folks; you have such screwed up priorities. Go do something constructive for humanity. Go help your neighbors that a having a hard time getting by. And then cry about the poor kitties of the world.
  • by RT Location: Lansing on Feb 20, 2013 at 11:05 AM
    @V...since WILX obviously wouldn't post my previous response to you I'll tone it down a bit and try again. After reading that self-embarrassing rant you posted, your cavalier dismissal of how this woman killed these defenseless animals and the ridiculous analogy to to the humane slaughter techniques of livestock truly sheds light on the type of person YOU are and your value system. I always enjoy it when someone embarrasses themselves as they attempt to insult me and you performed flawlessly in that regard--BRAVO!! By the way, I've killed plenty of deer in my day so you can put your "PETA banner bearer" comment in the bodily orifice where it belongs.
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