Leslie Holland, 26, of the 10000 block of Ohio 113 in Berlin Heights, is actually accused of smothering four puppies to death, although she's charged with just a single count of animal cruelty, Erie County dog warden Barb Knapp said.
The background story is about as long and convoluted as the misdemeanor case that's been inching its way through Vermilion Municipal Court since April.
Holland is currently being held in the Erie County jail on a probation violation for a theft case in Hardin County, Ky.
She pleaded guilty there in November 2007 to "theft by failure to make required disposition of property," a court clerk said.
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