She was on probation after killing her Chihuahua puppy in Fridley.
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Monday, July 9, 2012
Here is how people convicted in recent high-profile Fridley-related cases were sentenced.
Update (10:10 a.m.): Amy Senser was sentenced to 41 months in prison, according to KARE11—the low end of state sentencing guidelines for criminal vehicular homicide. Original post (9:30 a.m.): People are watching Monday morning for the sentencing of Amy Senser for the hit-and-run death of Anousone Phanthavong. The question: Does the punishment fit the crime? For comparison's sake, here are some sentences in Fridley-related cases over the last 18 months:
Friday, March 30, 2012
She was charged with misdemeanor animal cruelty; the puppies weren't hurt.
The man who was the target of a woman throwing puppies in Fridley Wednesday faces a charge of third-degree assault for hitting her. The woman said David Peter Remme hit her two or three times with a closed fist, breaking her nose and giving her a black eye, according a statement from Fridley Police Detective Andrew Todd that is part of the criminal complaint against Remme (see PDF). The woman, Gabrielle Allen, also faces a misdemeanor charge of animal cruelty for throw three pit bull puppies at Remme after he hit her, according to Fridley Police Lt. Mike Monsud. The puppies were unharmed, Monsrud said, meaning Allen avoided a more serious felony charge of animal cruelty like Holly Boyd faced for throwing a Chihuahua puppy in a separate …
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Alleged Wednesday incidents include 2nd Fridley animal-cruelty case in 12 months.
Fridley police have arrested a woman for throwing puppies at a man during a domestic dispute Wednesday in which he broke her nose. The incidents happened at about 3:45 a.m. Wednesday outside an apartment in the 6400 block of Fifth Street NE, Fridley Police Lt. Mike Monsrud said. As Monsrud described the incident, the couple was seated in a pickup truck when the man hit the woman, breaking her nose. The man then got out and was in front of the pickup when the woman picked up each of three week-old pit bull puppies from the seat next to her and threw them out the window at him. The puppies appear to be unhurt, Monsrud said: a relative took custody of them when the police took the couple to jail, and a dog breeder has determined that they did…
Monday, January 30, 2012
She was on probation after killing her Chihuahua puppy in Fridley last year.
UPDATED BELOW. According to the Anoka County Medical Examiner's office, Holly Boyd, the woman convicted of animal cruelty for killing her Chihuahua puppy at her Fridley apartment last year, has died. A release from the medical examiner Monday afternoon identifies the decedant as "Holly Cheatham (Boyd)." The place of death is an address on Peters Place in Columbia Heights. The cause and manner of death are pending the results of an autopsy, according to the release. Holly Boyd was sentenced to three years' probation on Nov. 29 for a felony crime of throwing the dog against a piece of furniture and causing its death last March. At the sentencing, both her public defender and the assistant county attorney described Boyd's mental health as …
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
A 45-day jail sentence is stayed unless she violates terms of probation.
UPDATED BELOW Anoka County District Judge Donald J. Venne sentenced a tearful Holly Boyd to three years probation Tuesday for throwing her Chihuahua puppy to its death at her Fridley apartment last March. Vennes imposed but then stayed a 45-day jail sentence for felony animal cruelty, warning Boyd that she would go to jail if she violated the terms of her probation. Boyd must begin dialectical behavioral therapy within two weeks, among other requirements. Both Vennes and Boyd's public defender, Bradley Zunker, described Boyd's mental health as among the worst they had seen. In court, Assistant County Attorney Kurt Deile asked Vennes to sentence Boyd to jail. After the sentencing, Deile said he would have preferred jail time for Boyd but …
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Boyd, of Fridley, will face up to 90 days for felony animal cruelty.
Holly Boyd of Fridley pled guilty Tuesday afternoon to one felony count of animal cruelty for killing a Chihuahua puppy she had bought as a pet only hours before. A tearful Boyd admitted to causing the dog's death by throwing it at a piece of furniture in her Fridley apartment on March 24, 2011, during a hearing in Anoka County District Court. Under a plea agreement that Boyd signed and Judge Donald J. Venne accepted, Boyd will receive a maximum of 90 days when Venne sentences her on Nov. 29, 2011, at 11 a.m. In the meantime, Boyd must fulfill several conditions, including a psychological assessment and a pre-sentencing interview, or the 90-day cap on her possible sentence will be lifted. She must also remain law-abiding and show up for …
Thursday, April 21, 2011
The defendant, accused of killing her Chihuahua puppy, has an Oct. 3 trial date.
The Fridley woman charged with animal cruelty in the March 24 death of a Chihuahua puppy appeared Thursday before an Anoka County district judge—and about two dozen people who came to urge her conviction. Judge Donald J. Vennes set an Oct. 3 trial date for Holly C. Boyd, who according to the criminal complaint told Fridley police that she threw the weeks-old dog against a dresser inside her apartment. Assistant County Attorney Kurt Deile said plans to the statement police say they got from Boyd in prosecuting the case against her, barring a ruling in Boyd's favor on any defense motion related to police conduct. He said Boyd's attorney did not waive her right to file such a motion and has 30 days to do so.* Boyd's public defender, Bradley …