HAMPSTEAD, Md. (WJZ) — A Carroll County woman will spend seven years in prison after she plead guilty to animal cruelty charges back in October.
Laura Filler was sentenced by a judge Tuesday.READ MORE: Grand Jury Indicts 3 Suspects In Murder Of 8-Year-Old PJ Evans
According to court records, 27 dogs were found dead and another 27 were living in deplorable conditions last year in Hampstead.READ MORE: Maryland Man Accused Of Obtaining $700K PPP Loan To Trade Stocks
In court, she apologized. Her husband, John Roberts, will spend 11 years behind bars.MORE NEWS: COVID-19 In Maryland: State Has Administered Over 50K Booster Shots
The couple will also pay restitution to the local humane society which rescued the animals.