Coachella woman denies tossing days-old puppies in Dumpster
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KTLA -"Deborah Culwell, foreground, appears for her arraignment in an Indio courtroom on June 18, 2019."

via KTLA:

LOS ANGELES -- (KTLA) -- A Coachella woman on Tuesday denied more than a dozen animal abuse charges in a case that emerged after she was allegedly caught on video tossing newborn puppies into a dumpster earlier this year.

Deborah Sue Culwell, 54, pleaded not guilty to seven felony counts of injuring the 3-day-old puppies and seven misdemeanor counts of abandoning them in a trash bin behind an auto parts store in Coachella on April 18, Riverside County court officials said.

Six of the seven palm-sized pups survived.

A passerby noticed what happened and altered authorities, who circulated surveillance video of the incident in hopes the public could help identify the culprit.

FULL STORY: Coachella woman denies tossing days-old puppies in Dumpster - KTLA

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