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GR Woman Gets Five Months In Jail For Killing Three Kittens

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Melanie Jasina, 56, will spend 150 days in the Kent County Jail after investigators say she snapped the necks of three kitchens last March.

It happened on March 3 after an argument at a home on the 1700 block of Center Avenue NE in Grand Rapids. Police say the cats were all less than 12 weeks old and belonged to a 16-year-old relative of Jasina’s.

Melanie told authorities that she didn’t remember the incident because she had been drinking all day.

Jasina had a criminal record before this latest run-in. In 1999, she was charged with possessing and discharging a firearm in St. Clair County.

In a psychiatric exam after this latest arrest, she told investigators that she’s been drinking since she was 12.

If Jasina gets substance abuse counseling during her time in jail, she could be let out early. She’ll also serve two years’ probation.

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10 Comments to “GR Woman Gets Five Months In Jail For Killing Three Kittens”

    Rose said:
    February 7, 2013 at 2:07 PM

    Disgusting.

    K. Wierda said:
    February 7, 2013 at 2:58 PM

    Who ever wrote this article is stupid. Learn how to spell words. You can’t snap kitchen’s necks.

      2013worldseries said:
      February 7, 2013 at 8:22 PM

      Good catch!

    S. Juarez said:
    February 7, 2013 at 3:01 PM

    That may have been a silly mistake, but what is your excuse for being rude? I'd rather be dumb than snobby.

    Guest said:
    February 7, 2013 at 3:13 PM

    I agree with K. Wierda. Editing should be a major part of journalism, no?!

    CAR GUY said:
    February 7, 2013 at 3:54 PM

    I just have to say that this is not right to do to any animal but it's also NOT ok to kill human babies !!

    Nana of 3 said:
    February 7, 2013 at 4:23 PM

    I dont care what influence she was under its wrong. Even though she gets counseling in jail doesn't mean she'll stop drinking when she gets out. In my opinion she needs to set her butt in jail for the ful term and do community service at a animal shelter.

    2013worldseries said:
    February 7, 2013 at 8:26 PM

    Well, I guess some people still think that drinking is an acceptable excuse for everything they do wrong. Wake up and smell the steel bars, babe. What would your excuse be for snapping the neck of the 16-year-old?

    buffy said:
    February 7, 2013 at 11:33 PM

    snap HER neck. she's just a waste anyway.

    LIL BEAR said:
    February 8, 2013 at 10:11 AM

    So quick to judge before you all know the whole story…I hope that you or your loved never have to deal with addiction .

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