NJ woman admits throwing neighbor's dog into traffic

April 29, 2014 11:56:09 AM PDT
A northern New Jersey woman has admitted causing the death of her neighbor's small dog by throwing it into traffic during an argument over a parking space.

The Star-Ledger reports that 27-year-old Haniyyah Barnes of Newark pleaded guilty Tuesday to burglary, animal cruelty and theft charges.

In return, Essex County prosecutors will recommend that she receive a six-year state prison term when she's sentenced July 14. Barnes also would have to pay up to $2,600 in restitution and would be barred from owning, buying or living with animals for 10 years.

The dog's death occurred in August 2011.

Barnes admitted breaking into her neighbor's home, grabbing the 2-year-old Shih Tzu named Honey Bey and throwing the dog into oncoming traffic, where she was struck by a vehicle and killed.


Information from: The (Newark, N.J.) Star-Ledger, http://www.nj.com