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Woman convicted of animal cruelty gets time served, mandatory treatment

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Lillian Wohn, 23. (Brad Zweerink/Daily Republic)

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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  • elleryDecember 24, 2013 - 1:08 am

    Harming defenseless animals is sociopathic . We better keep this chick on a short leash .

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  • S KDecember 24, 2013 - 6:38 am

    Time served, only since Oct?????? Are you kidding me??? Only 3 months. This broad needed to be in jail for a MINIMUM of 6 months, no less to a year. She's lucky I wasn't the judge. We'll hear from her again. I'd bet on it. Only 23 and where are her Parents??? Probably already given up.

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  • Rich GiddensDecember 24, 2013 - 12:10 pm

    READ THE ARTICLE---THE ANIMAL IN QUESTION WAS NOT HARMED. Instead, a young human being has been harmed by the Solano District Attorney. A gross miscarriage of justice has been perpetrated by the citizens and the DA.

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  • S KDecember 24, 2013 - 7:24 pm

    I don't give a RATS behind. It was her intent. Whether that animal was harmed or not is irrelevant. If it were up to me she'd spend a MINIMUM 6 month term in jail!!!!!!!

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  • JoshDecember 24, 2013 - 10:13 pm

    Law is a form of gambling these days. Money and risk. How much does it cost to keep someone in jail versus how likely is a person to commit a crime that costs as much? The torture of a small animal costs the equivalent of three months in jail. Maybe she got a discount because of the holidays.

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