A Morningside Heights woman has promised not to keep a pet for at least five years in return for a no-jail plea deal
on charges she gave her Pomeranian, Sparky, a brutal beating.
Under today's deal, she pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct -- a violation, not even a crime -- and must also attend anger management classes and perform 100 hours of community service.
The case attracted attention back in January, when a prosecutor burst out laughing as he read Davis's police statements i
nto the court record.
Davis had allegedly told cops that she pummeled the Pomeranian because he was "pissing and s--ting" indoors. The dog suffered multiple bruises, possible liver damage, and, unlike its owner, emaciation.
Today, prosecutors weren't smiling. Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Gregory Carro gave them an earful upon hearing prosecutors had wasted taxpayer dollars by putting Davis' misdemeanor animal torture charges before a grand jury -- then accepting a non-criminal plea.
"Right now, I have a jury out on a murder-one case," the judge said, angrily. "You're taking up valuable Supreme Court time. I really don't understand the use of the grand jury and the supreme court," for a violation, he said.
"I'm not saying this court doesn't take the abuse of animals seriously," he added. "But so does the criminal court -- and that's where this case belonged as a misdemeanor."
If Davis fails to comply with the terms of her plea, she faces a maximum penalty of 15 days