Keevonna C’Ante Wilson, 24, is a model and actress who, if guilty, is proof that beauty is only skin deep. I am not sure what it is like being her photographer or her manager but you sure do not want to be her pet, Chasity. She is charged with animal cruelty after stomping on the puppy. Appropriately, she appears on the Model Mayhem site, where she refers to her as “The Flawless Beauty.” Wilson Warning the video below show violence that will be disturbing to many viewers.
Wilson, 24, is shown below in Aventura, Florida stomping and beating her puppy. The crime was captured on a September 20th security view, according to a police report. Investigators subsequently identified Wilson (seen at left) as the alleged abuser and
The puppy is a Shih Tzu-Yorkie mix that was taken in for examination and medical care after building security staff saw the video.
The “flawless beauty” obviously was referring only to her looks, though she says that her “foundation is to stay focus, stay hungry, and always remain humble.” She left out homicidal.
Wilson is now charged with felony animal cruelty.
What do you think should be an appropriate sentence for this type of crime?
Here is the Florida law in pertinent part:
828.12 Cruelty to animals.—
(1) A person who unnecessarily overloads, overdrives, torments, deprives of necessary sustenance or shelter, or unnecessarily mutilates, or kills any animal, or causes the same to be done, or carries in or upon any vehicle, or otherwise, any animal in a cruel or inhumane manner, commits animal cruelty, a misdemeanor of the first degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or by a fine of not more than $5,000, or both.(2) A person who intentionally commits an act to any animal, or a person who owns or has the custody or control of any animal and fails to act, which results in the cruel death, or excessive or repeated infliction of unnecessary pain or suffering, or causes the same to be done, commits aggravated animal cruelty, a felony of the third degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or by a fine of not more than $10,000, or both.(a) A person convicted of a violation of this subsection, where the finder of fact determines that the violation includes the knowing and intentional torture or torment of an animal that injures, mutilates, or kills the animal, shall be ordered to pay a minimum mandatory fine of $2,500 and undergo psychological counseling or complete an anger management treatment program.(b) A person convicted of a second or subsequent violation of this subsection shall be required to pay a minimum mandatory fine of $5,000 and serve a minimum mandatory period of incarceration of 6 months. In addition, the person shall be released only upon expiration of sentence, is not eligible for parole, control release, or any form of early release, and must serve 100 percent of the court-imposed sentence. Any plea of nolo contendere shall be considered a conviction for purposes of this subsection.(3) A person who commits multiple acts of animal cruelty or aggravated animal cruelty against an animal may be charged with a separate offense for each such act. A person who commits animal cruelty or aggravated animal cruelty against more than one animal may be charged with a separate offense for each animal such cruelty was committed upon.