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Thursday, 01 November 2018 15:42

Conviction in Michelle Louise Root Case

Judge David L. Dickinson in Forsyth County Superior Court hands out maximum sentence.
A former Forsyth County dog groomer has been convicted of aggravated cruelty to animals and sentenced to five years in prison for kicking and choking a dog to death in October 2017.  This morning, a jury convicted Michelle Louise Rood 44, of Hall , for killing a dog named Meko.  She was acquitted of a second charge of aggravated animal cruelty for the death of another dog.  Root's five year sentence includes three years in prison and two years of probation.  She also faces fines, community service hours and restitution.  Root is prohibited from caring for or grooming any animal not owned by her.  Shortly  an hour after the jury's verdict was read Root stood before Judge David L. Dickinson in Forsyth County Superior Court and received the judge's sentence and final comments in the case "ma'am, you have been abusing animals for a long time, far too long," "It will now stop".

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