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Sunday, Jan 22, 2006County: Sauk
Alleged: Lee A. Murnane
Case Updates: 1 update(s) available
A Baraboo man faces up to seven years in prison after the prosecution charges he battered two cats to death.
Lee A. Murnane, 25, appeared in Sauk County Circuit Court on Jan 24 on two felony counts of mistreatment of an animal.
According to court records, police were called to a Fifth Street apartment from which Murnane had been evicted Jan. 22. A representative of the landlord said she was concerned for him because she found a large amount of blood outside the apartment and around the interior.
An officer reported finding two dead cats in a dumpster. Murnane told police he killed his own cats by striking them in the head with metal objects, the records show.
On Tuesday the judge released Murnane on a $1,000 signature bond. He is scheduled for a meeting with the Sauk County District Attorney's Office and is due back in court March 3.
If convicted, each count carries a maximum penalty of a $10,000 fine and three years, six months in prison.
|On March 31, 2006, Lee A. Murnane entered a plea of not guilty to animal cruelty charges stemming from his arrest on January 22, 2006. Mistreatment of Animals/Cause Death Felony I 01-22-2006 Not Guilty on 03-31-2006. The Defendant was charged with 2 counts of Mistreatment of an Animal Resulting in Death, a felony, and Criminal Damage to Property. |
On April 6, 2006, Murnane was arrested and charged with Battery Misd., Resisting or Obstructing an Officer Misd., Disorderly Conduct Misd., Knowingly Violate a Domestic Abuse Order Misd., Bail Jumping-Felony Felony.
On May 2, 2006, a warrant was issued for Murnane for Felony Bail Jumping.
The Wisconsin Court system shows that a domestic restraining order was secured against Lee A. Murnane by Connie Hartmann.
|Source: Wisconsin Court System - May 2006|
Update posted on May 28, 2006 - 4:00AM
- Baraboo News Republic - Jan 26, 2006
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