FAIRFIELD — A Vacaville woman was ordered Friday to stand trial on a felony animal cruelty charge.
Lillian A. Wohn, 23, attended her probable cause hearing that ended with Judge Robert Bowers saying the description of what Wohn did to a newborn lamb was “quite unsettling.”
There was confusion throughout the hearing about whether the animal Wohn had with her on the night of May 11 outside a Vacaville bar was a goat or a lamb. Witnesses repeatedly referred to the animal as a goat, but Bowers eventually clarified that the newborn was a lamb.
One woman who tried to take the lamb from Wohn in front of the bar testified that Wohn had kicked the lamb, swung it around, twirled it, picked it up and dropped it repeatedly, tried feeding it Budweiser and tossed it into the bushes as she was leaving the area of the bar.
Vacaville police officer Frank Piro said that when he saw Wohn, she was acting “erratic and emotional” and treating the lamb like it was a stuffed animal.
After Wohn was arrested, the lamb was turned over to animal control officers. A subsequent veterinary examination found the lamb was not hurt.
Wohn, who faces a year in jail and a possible $20,000 fine if convicted, was ordered to return to court Aug. 23, when dates for a jury trial may be scheduled.
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