In 2011 Kisha Curtis tied her dog that is now known as Patrick to a banister in her apartment building and left him there to starve-to-death. When she thought he was dead, Curtis put him in a trash bag and threw him down a 17 story trash chute. A Garbage Man was dumping the trash bin when he saw a slight movement coming from one of the trash bags. The Garbage Man quickly called Animal Control…
No one had ever seen a dog that was a pure skeleton still breathing. No one thought he would survive.
The dog survived the first 24 hours, his caregivers and the thousands of people that were following his progress were amazed and he was given the name Patrick the miracle. He was named after Saint Patrick because he had survived into Saint Patrick’s Day.
Curtis was arrested and charged with animal cruelty. The prosecutor’s office offered her a plea deal which would have called for an 18-month sentence, but Curtis rejected it, in the hope the PTI would be approved.
The PTI would have expunged the cruelty offense and sealed Curtis’s criminal records.
According to the New Jersey online news source wrote, this morning her attorney asked Superior Court Judge Joseph Cassini III for more time to respond to a lengthy rejection letter from the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office.
“It was one of the more extensive rejection letters I’ve seen,” said Andrew Rojas, the public defender representing Curtis.
“The state was very thorough in denying PTI to Miss Curtis,” agreed Margarita Rivera, the assistant prosecutor.
The Superior Court Judge Joseph Cassini III decided to give both sides more time to prepare, setting a hearing date of April 8.
The new court date will mean Patrick will have to wait even longer to see his abuser brought to justice. But he can rest a little easier knowing her crime will follow her were ever she goes.
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