Mimi goes free after brief court hearing
August 30, 2012, 8:00 pm by Alexandria Randolph
The defendant, Maricela Martinez-Sanchez, did not attend the proceedings. The defense called Marble Falls Police Captain Glen Hanson to the stand to recount the incident in which Mimi was allegedly dragged behind a vehicle at between 5-8 miles per hour.
After hearing the account, Marble Falls Municipal Judge Cheryl Pounds granted custody of Mimi to the city’s Animal Control Facility, and did not reinstate custody to Sanchez.
"(Mimi) is doing 100 percent better. She’s been very hyperactive,” said Jacey Ferguson, an animal control officer for the Marble Falls PD following the hearing. "We already have around 20 people interested in adopting her, but we will most likely give her to one of our dispatchers.”
It has yet to be seen whether Sanchez will be found guilty of a felony charge of cruelty to non-livestock animals and torture.
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