This is one of Amy Fondren's cats that she says died after being locked in an SUV for several days by her neighbor. Source: WBRC video
Amy Fondren. Source: WBRC video
Tina Ingram. Source: WBRC video
TUSCALOOSA, AL (WBRC) -
A Tuscaloosa woman accused of killing her neighbor's two cats has pleaded not guilty to the charge.
Amy Fondren is angry over losing her cats. She believes her neighbor Tina Ingram took her pet cats Brave and Sipsey after a dispute between the families.
Fondren has accused Ingram of locking the cats in an SUV for several days. Their bodies were later found at a dump site.
Ingram was charged last month with misdemeanor animal cruelty.
Ingram has reportedly been offered a 90 day suspended sentence with two years of probation and a $150 dollar fine if she pleaded guilty.
Fondren said she believes the plea deal prosecutors offered Tina Ingram isn't tough enough. She said Ingram deserves a tougher sentence and wants to be compensated for their loss.
"The way that they died was just horrible. No animal should ever have to go through anything like that, or any owner or any children and we have all been affected by this in so many ways," Fondren said.
Ingram entered and left court without speaking to FOX6 News. If she chooses not to accept the plea deal she could be back in court on October 31.