Va. Beach woman pleads guilty in death of dog

Hannah Leannpaige Davis. Credit: Virginia Beach Police Department

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — A Virginia Beach woman has pleaded guilty to killing a dog that was found dead earlier this year.

Police charged Hannah Davis after someone called 911 about dead dog in an apartment. The dog appeared to be abnormally thin and in a kennel.

“The conditions were very concerning and raised concerns to the point of view it was a willful death or natural causes,” said Meghan Conti with Virginia Beach Animal Control at the time of Davis’ arrest.

Davis, 21, was initially charged with felony animal cruelty. She claimed in June that the dog had died unexpectedly from a condition to which she was not aware.

On Wednesday, Davis pleaded guilty to torture animal causing death, a lesser charge. She is scheduled to be sentenced Feb. 13, 2018.