WEST DUNDEE, Ill. – A Kane County judge has sentenced a West Dundee woman to pick up roadkill after she pleaded guilty to stabbing two of her ex-husband's lizards, killing one of them.
Judge Grant Wegner said 38-year-old Sara Tinsley's sentence was appropriate. She also was given 18 months probation, must undergo an anger management evaluation and pay $979 in fines, court costs and veterinarian bills.
The two bearded dragon reptiles were named Fred and Ethel; Ethel died and Fred recovered after surgery. Tinsley apologized in court Thursday and promised to not be violent toward animals.
Tinsley's ex-husband is Harry Tinsley of West Chicago. He said there was some justice done, but thought the sentence should have gone farther.