Laura Filler, 56, was sentenced Tuesday by a judge to serve 33 years in prison – with all but seven years and seven days suspended – after she pleaded guilty in October to 11 counts of aggravated animal cruelty, the Carroll County Times reports.
“I’m very sorry all this happened,” Filler, who has been held without bond since her April 2019 arrest, told Judge Fred Hecker prior to sentencing.
Filler and her husband, John J. Roberts, 50, were arrested after animal control officers found 38 dogs – including 11 dead – at their rented home in Hampstead, the newspaper reports.
Another 16 dead pooches were found days later at the property, which the pair had been using an unlicensed breeding operation, according to the Caroll County State’s Attorney’s Office.
I bet she’s sorry after getting sentenced 33 years in prison. I would be too but 33 years for a few dead dogs seems harsh. She would have got less time if she shot someone in the head on TV.
I bet Animal rights activists are pulling their collective pud over Laura’s sentence but I kinda feel sorry for the woman. Michael Vick spent 8 months in jail for killing a bunch of fighting dog’s and she going to the big house for 33 years for storing a few cadavers in her basement.
Oh well. Lesson learned.
It looks like her underwear smells like medical waste so she’ll be fine in prison.