As written in the Orlando Sentinel by Walter Pacheco on March 14, 2008:
"The Cocoa woman who admitted to starving her 2-year-old dog to death is out of jail this morning, jail records show.
Brevard County Jail officials said that Christine Dawn Abrams, 29, walked out of jail Thursday at 11: 30 p.m. on pre-trial release. Court records show that her next appearance before a
Abrams told police she starved her German Shepherd to death by leaving her locked in a metal crate in an empty house for two months without food or water, the police report shows.
Detectives said a large bag of dry dog food sat untouched just a few feet from the crate.
Neighbors told police that Abrams loved the dog.
"She spent a great deal of time walking and playing with the dog," the Cocoa Police Department report shows.
A check of her MySpace social networking page shows photos of Abrams holding and playing with Ella when the dog was 3 and 5 weeks old. Another photo shows the dog at 5 months old.
Police searched the area for five hours and located Abrams at her new address on Parapet Drive, less than six miles from her former residence.
Abrams told detectives that the water had been turned off at her former residence in January and she had to move. She locked Ella in a crate at the old home because her new roommate did not like dogs.
Investigators said Abrams admitted that she knew what would happen if Ella was left alone without food or water for an extended period of time. "She showed no remorse over the dog," the detective wrote in his report.
Police spokeswoman Barbara Matthews said, "This was a dog that was current on all of his shots. All she had to do was leave the door open."
She also could have dropped the dog off at a shelter. The
Taken from Voices for Ella
Go light a candle for Ella.
Also visit my blog: Dingo Says,.