FAIRFIELD — Lillian Wohn, the woman found guilty of felony animal cruelty last month, was sentenced Monday to three years felony probation, time served and ordered into a treatment program.
“I’m still unclear as to why this happened,” said Superior Court Judge Robert Bowers of the incident that landed Wohn in jail and ultimately convicted by a jury in less than an hour.
According to witness testimony in that November trial, Wohn had a newborn lamb outside of a Vacaville night spot in May. The lamb was dropped on its rear end from 2 to 3 feet in the air. Witnesses said Wohn then attempted to force the lamb to drink beer before putting it in some bushes as she walked away from the small crowd that had assembled in front of the Elmira Road establishment.
Wohn was arrested a short time later and the lamb was found uninjured after being checked by a veterinary clinic. Wohn has been in jail since October after skipping bail.
Bowers expressed the need for Wohn, 23, to get her life pointed in the right direction, instead of continuing her time in custody.
Wohn remained in custody for an additional day or until she could be transported to the residential treatment facility. Wohn also must ask permission from probation before getting a pet, Bowers said.
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