On Thursday, August 29, 2013, Kisha Curtis, the woman who was accused of starving Patrick and throwing him down a garbage chute in her apartment building, (read full story here), received the final decision of Judge Joseph Cassini III in Newark court in her case.
Curtis plead Guilty to Animal Cruelty in the 4th degree.
Her sentence included the following:
Immediate 18 months probation, a violation of probation may result in jail;
Forfeiture of Patrick;
Payment of court costs;
Restitution to NJSPCA ($1900);
Patrick remains with Scavelli;
Must secure her GED high school diploma.
Judge Cassini would not sentence her as a Disorderly Person, nor deny her future animal ownership.
Bergmann's application was officially withdrawn immediately upon sentencing.