Cruelty case puts woman in prison
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An Ellis County jury has sentenced a Dallas woman to the maximum allowable sentence for animal cruelty.
Michelle Lorraine Lehman, 41, received a year in jail and a $4,000 fine for each of nine counts of animal cruelty. The day before her sentencing, the jury deliberated for two hours and reviewed photographic evidence depicting the cruelty inflicted on 82 severely malnourished animals seized by authorities.