LA CROSSE, WI (WTAQ) - A 32-year-old La Crosse woman has had the charges filed against her elevated from misdemeanors to felonies in the death of an older dog owned by her ex-boyfriend.
Selina Boulton was first charged last December. She is scheduled to return to court next Friday.
La Crosse police say they found the 13-year-old basset hound dead November 14th, with its choke collar tight around its neck and a frying pan nearby.
An autopsy revealed the dog named Jixer had died of asphyxiation as the result of severe trauma. It had fractured ribs, a collapsed lung and a stab wound.
When checked, Boulton’s blood alcohol content was above the legal limit.
(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)