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Guilty plea from woman who admitted to throwing dog into oncoming traffic

Newark woman threw dog into the path of a car
Newark woman threw dog into the path of a car
Essex County Prosecutor's Office

According to Tuesday's, a Newark, N.J., woman admitted in court that she is responsible for the death of a small dog who was thrown into oncoming traffic in August 2011.

The guilty plea came from 27-year-old Haniyyah Barnes...the woman who broke into her neighbor's home, took a two-year-old Shih Tzu named "Honey Bey," and threw that dog into the path of an oncoming car, causing the dog's death.

The cruel incident stemmed from a heated dispute over a car which was parked in a shared driveway. When Barnes is sentenced for the charges of burglary, animal cruelty and theft, she could face up to six years in prison.

Following the hearing, Essex County Assistant Prosecutor Michele Miller stated:

It was a horrific crime and I think the punishment reflects that,

She broke into someone’s home and killed their dog and they watched it happen.

“ Not too many things are more disturbing than that,

Barnes will be sentenced on July 14.

Prior story about this incident here.

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