Also known as: Carol Ann Murphy
History of interpersonal violence
Approximate Age: 60
Location: New Sharon, ME (US)
Oct 15, 2009 - New Sharon, ME (US)
Convicted: 45 animals found at convicted hoarder's home
Sentence: Franklin County Superior Court Justice Michaela Murphy sentenced a Carol A. Murphy to four years in prison for a premeditated stun-gun attack on a state trooper.
She was also prohibited from ever possessing animals. It was the second lifetime ban ordered by the Franklin County court, though Carol Murphy claimed there was never a first order.
In addition to the sentence for the assault, Carol Murphy was ordered to serve nine months, concurrent with the four-year sentence, on each of the other charges. She was also ordered to serve 30 days for contempt of court for her disruptive conduct during her one-day trial. It was the maximum sentence allowed.
Mar 22, 2004 - New Sharon, ME (US)
Convicted: Exotic animal neglect - over 30 animals seized
Sentence: Carol Murphy was convicted in April 2005 and sentenced by Franklin County Superior Court Justice Joseph Jabar to six months in jail with all but 24 hours suspended followed by one year probation.
Jabar placed a lifetime ban on Murphy possessing any animals, said her property can be randomly searched while on probation, fined her $2,000 and ordered her to pay $3,174 in restitution to the state for the cost of caring for the animals. She must also submit to a psychological evaluation.
Murphy refused to cooperate at a court-ordered mental exam last week after the psychologist allegedly told her she had a choice. Jabar said that if she fails to cooperate again, it would be a probation violation. ... more...