Arraignment Delayed For Woman In Dog Burning Case

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email
Bobo, at a Wheat Ridge hospital

Bobo, at a Wheat Ridge hospital

Golden, Colo. (AP) An arraignment hearing for a Lakewood woman accused of tying up her dog and setting him on top of a hot stove has been continued until next month.

Thirty-eight-year-old Tanya Martin appeared in a Jefferson County courtroom Monday morning, but her arraignment was postponed until Feb. 17.

The reason for the delay wasn't immediately clear.

Prosecutors say martin put the 6-year-old yorkshire terrier on top of a burning telephone book on a lit stove burner in October.

The dog, named bobo, died a few days later.

Jefferson county district attorney Scott Storey charged Martin with felony counts of fourth-degree arson and aggravated animal cruelty within hours after the dog's death.

Martin's uncle, Leo Cordova, has said she suffers from mental illness.

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