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Woman Starved Dog to Death: Cops

Debra Jaffe's arraignment has been postponed to May 22.

A Niles woman checked herself into a psychiatric hospital Tuesday, just one day before she was scheduled for arraignment on animal cruelty charges, the Niles Herald-Advocate reports.

Debra Jaffe, 42, of Niles, was indicted April 24 by a Lake County Grand Jury for aggravated cruelty to animals, a Class 4 Felony, reported Patch.

Jaffe is charged with leaving two dogs in a Deerfield home without any food or water for two weeks. When police discovered the animals in the home on Nov. 1, they found one Westie named Joey had died of starvation, the Daily Herald reports. The second dog, another Westie named Sydnee, was malnourished and covered in feces. The dog was able to recover from the ordeal at an animal hospital.

Jaffe’s arraingment has been rescheduled for May 22, the Herald-Advocate reports. 

Read more on Patch:

Former Deerfield Woman Indicted for Animal Cruelty

Deerfield Fugitive Arrested for Animal Cruelty

We Love Niles May 11, 2013 at 06:30 AM
Sorry - WE are Animal Lovers! - No Remorse for this thing that is a human being wanna be. How about a couple of weeks of no food or water for the thing that decided that now she needs psychiatric therapy? How about if they lock her up with the Castro kidnapper guy from Ohio? What a greusome twoseum! They deserve each other!
Amy Thier May 12, 2013 at 03:27 AM
What a scumbag piece of S*#t!!!
MARK May 14, 2013 at 03:00 AM
look at her ,,,demented shemale ,,,,her lawyer put her up to the psycho defense for sure ,,,put that scumbag lawyer of hers in jail with her !

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