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Newark Woman Indicted for Fatally Tossing Dog into Traffic

Act of animal cruelty stemmed from argument over parking spot.

A Newark woman who is accused of fatally throwing her neighbor's dog into the oncoming traffic during an argument over a parking spot was indicted on four counts Wednesday, authorities said.

Haniyyah Barnes, 25, was indicted by an Essex County Grand Jury on charges of second degree burglary, third degree animal cruelty, third degree theft and third degree criminal mischief, according to the Essex County Prosecutor's Office.

In August 2011, Barnes allegedly forced her way into her neighbor's home and threatened and assaulted the neighbor over a parking space. When her neighbor's 2-year-old Shih Tzu named Honey Bey ran into the room and barked at her, she grabbed the dog by the throat, ran outside and threw it into oncoming traffic where it was struck by a vehicle and killed, said Assistant Prosecutor Michele Miller, who is handling the case.

A Newark police officer patrolling the area witnessed the incident and immediately placed Barnes under arrest.

Barnes is scheduled to be arraigned on June 18 before Judge Verna Leath.

– Staff reports

DinaMarie June 14, 2012 at 07:42 PM
OMG Animal Cruelty laws need to be same as human this is a living breathing being!!!! An Innocent Precious life!!!! I am totally sick over the amount of animals who are abused and neglected in this world!!!!
cr hawthorne June 17, 2012 at 02:20 PM
Ignorant savage, a living creature dead, over a parking space,WTF!! This beast should be put in a cage, where she belongs..for a LONG time!!
Sandra Alley June 18, 2012 at 08:18 PM
My father once said that the biggest mistake God ever made, was when he made man; when confronted with cases such as this, I must agree; one woman in Newark starves Patrick almost to death while she fed her fat face every day, and this one throws an innocent little puppy into traffic - I hope she burns in hell - both of them.
Malika June 22, 2012 at 05:01 PM
Dats my friend bt im mad she did dat
silk June 23, 2012 at 02:44 AM
That was real ugly. N God don't like ugly. This poor excuse for a woman should get serious time n anybody else who harms an innocent being!!! The animal didn't deserve that!!! He was just trying to protect his caregiver. Sick of this foolishness. Over something so simple as a parking space. U gotta be kidding me. I can't stand ignorance.

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