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Woman convicted of brutally killing her dogs...

Posted at 5:31 PM, Nov 18, 2015
and last updated 2015-11-18 18:31:10-05

The Nebraska Humane Society says it's one of the most violent animal cruelty cases they've seen.  A Douglas County District Court Judge sentenced a woman convicted of killing her own dogs over a year ago.

In December 2013 at a northeast Douglas County home, NHS society discovers a brutal and bloody scene.    A Boxer-Pitbull mix named Kylie and a Cocker Spaniel named Prius, found dead in separate boxes.  Court documents indicate Kylie had multiple stab wounds in the chest, and bullet wounds to the head the other stab wounds.

The owner, 23-year-old Krystal Walton pleads “No Contest” to felony mistreatment of animals.  Before her arrest Walton told investigators one dog was poisoned and a coyote got the other.

"This is one of the most violent animal cruelty cases we had seen in a long time.  two dogs multiply stabbed, blood all throughout the house, so a lot of things happened in that house and it was a very violent encounter that those dogs had,” said Mark Langan; Nebraska Humane Society.

The judge sentences Walton to 20-24 months in prison.  She'll be eligible for parole in 10 months.

Her defense attorney said her mental health has been deteriorating for the last 3 years and she needs help.  Ultimately the judge felt there was little indication Walton wanted to get help.

Walton won't be allowed to own any animals for 15 years.  Her family didn't want to comment after court.

NHS says if you can't take care of your pet or don't want them anymore call them at 402-444-7800, and they will find them a loving home.