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Published:February 26th, 2016 10:28 EST

Woman Gets 4 Years in Prison for Tossing Neighbor's Dog into Traffic

By Robert Paul Reyes

"A New Jersey woman who tossed her neighbor`s dog into oncoming traffic during an argument over a parking space was sentenced to four years in prison Wednesday.

Haniyyah Barnes, of Newark, N.J.,  was convicted in October on animal cruelty, theft and criminal mischief charges, after breaking into her neighbor`s home in 2011, and fatally throwing her neighbor`s dog into oncoming traffic. The 2-year-old Shih Tzu, named Honey Bey, was struck by a vehicle and killed.

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The dog`s owner pleaded with Barnes not to hurt her the animal, but she picked up the tiny pooch and threw it into oncoming traffic.

Barnes is a monster, and she should have been sentenced to 40 years in prison, but at least the criminal justice system is treating animal cruelty like a real crime.

Barnes was also sentenced to 30 days of community service, I hope she performs her community service at an animal shelter cleaning kennels.

I hope and pray that there are animal lovers in prison who will make every day a living hell for Barnes. As a civilized society we simply can`t tolerate animal cruelty.

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