Woman accused of throwing kittens from car has court appearance


NEW BERN, Craven County - The woman accused of throwing kittens from her car appeared in court Friday morning.

Cecilia Martinez-Ramirez was charged Friday morning with animal cruelty in her first court appearance. A translator was required to read her charges in Spanish. She faces up to 39 months in prison. If found to be an illegal citizen, she could face automatic deportation. Martinez-Ramirez is accused of throwing three kittens from her car window.

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