Linden Woman Allegedly Suffocated Four Puppies

Kimberly R. Matthews (Linden police photo)

Kimberly R. Matthews (Linden police photo)

LINDEN – A 26-year-old Linden woman is accused of suffocating four American Bulldog puppies following an argument with her boyfriend, according to a report.

Kimberly R. Matthews denied responsibility for the animals’ deaths, according to the report, but was charged with four counts of animal cruelty. She faces a fine of between $500 and $2000 and up to six months in jail at the discretion of the judge on each count should she be found guilty.

The charges are merely accusations; Matthews is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

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