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.

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According to court records, 27 dogs were found dead and another 27 were living in deplorable conditions last year in Hampstead.

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In court, she apologized. Her husband, John Roberts, will spend 11 years behind bars.

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The couple will also pay restitution to the local humane society which rescued the animals.