Judge dismisses case of woman who tried to mail puppy

The judge ruled the woman has a mental deficiency and is unfit to stand trial. Stacey Champion was facing a charge of misdemeanor animal cruelty after she boxed up a puppy and tried to mail it to her son in Atlanta for his birthday.
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The judge ruled the woman has a mental deficiency and is unfit to stand trial. Stacey Champion was facing a charge of misdemeanor animal cruelty after she boxed up a puppy and tried to mail it to her son in Atlanta for his birthday.

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