Illinois Woman Who Stabbed Lizards Sentenced to Picking Up Roadkill

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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.