MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - Wednesday, May 29 Mobile County Judge Graddick sentenced Kendria Dexter to three years probation, 50 hours of community service and 5 years in the penitentiary which was split to 90 days in Mobile County metro jail.
Defense attorney Debbie McGowin said Dexter's probation officer will choose where she does the community service.
If Dexter violates probation she faces a serious penalty:
"She's subject to be sent to the penitentiary for the balance of the 5 years," said McGowin.
Dexter pleaded guilty to felony animal cruelty charges after she threw a puppy named Lola over a third story balcony in March 2012.
"This morning in the sentencing she was allowed to speak and was very remorseful," said McGowin.
Lola recovered and was later adopted by a family from Key West, Florida.
The trial for Giuseppe Pino LoPorto continues today in Baldwin County. LoPorto, now 80-years-old, faces several sex abuse charges against a child dating back to the early 90s.
FOX10 News has learned William "Eddie" Patrick, captain of Mobile's First police precinct, has been demoted following an internal investigation.
The Mobile Jaycees announce the members of the 2014-15 Azalea Trail Court.
Pastor of Lifeway Community Church Mike McPherson says thieves stole presents that would have been given to needy children.
A man who bought a bicycle three weeks ago finds out it was originally stolen, according to the original owner who reported it missing in October.
If you were in the Foley area Thursday, you may have seen a helicopter, police and K-9 units. That’s because a store in Foley was robbed this morning at gunpoint. Eventually, the search was called off. The suspect is still on the loose.