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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WIAT) – The Tuscaloosa woman accused of locking two cats in a hot car until they died made her first appearance in court Wednesday.
Tina Ingram was offered a plea deal. The deal outlines a 180-day sentence with 90 days suspended and two years of probation.
Ingram would also have to pay a $150 fee, not including court costs.
If Ingram chooses not to take the deal, the case will go to trial on Oct. 31.
In early August, Ingram allegedly locked her neighbor’s two cats inside a carrying case in her car and then dumped the bodies.
The owner of the pets, Amy Fondren, says her family has moved away since the incident.
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