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Florida Instagram Model Gets Plea Deal After Getting Caught On Tape Kicking Dog
Keevonna Wilson was viewed on surveillance footage kicking her tiny dog in the stomach area around 10 times in a row.
A Miami Instagram model caught on camera kicking her puppy inside an elevator has reportedly agreed to a plea deal in the case.
Keevonna Wilson’s deal for the Sept. 2017 incident includes paying a $600 fine and four years of probation, according to the Miami Herald.
Security guards at Wilson’s Artech Condominium handed over surveillance footage that showed a woman kicking a Shih Tzu-Yorkie mix named Chastity multiple times in the stomach, the Herald reports.
Miami-Dad Animal Services discovered the dog was bruised near its stomach, and then seized Chastity and put her up for adoption, according to the Herald. Wilson, meanwhile, said she was mad at the animal because it apparently urinated in the elevator.
She was charged with felony animal cruelty. However, Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Marisa Tinkler-Mendez granted Wilson a “withhold of adjudication” on the charge, meaning she won’t technically be convicted of it, according to the Herald.
Wilson also agreed not to own any pets for three years, and give up rights to the dog; she also took anger management classes and paid authorities $2,700 for the cost of the investigation and sheltering Chastity, the paper reports.
“She was devastated by this,” her attorney Robert Resnick said, according to the Herald. “She worked very hard to make this right.”
Wilson took to Instagram on Sunday night to address the situation.
“I should’ve never allow (sic) my anger issues to dictate how I would treat my own defenseless dog. I don’t want to make any excuses for my wrongs I was completely out of line for my actions,” she wrote, adding later, “I’ve lost my best friend (my dog) because my anger issues. I’ll let this be a lesson to myself and others when it comes to anger issues.”