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Driver accused of tossing kittens says she’s innocent

NEW BERN, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina woman accused of throwing three kittens from a car and running over two of them says she is innocent.

WITN-TV reports (http://bit.ly/2rkhuvK) that 42-year-old Cecilia Martinez-Ramirez appeared in a Craven County courtroom on Friday, a day after she had been arrested on a charge of felony cruelty to animals. While the judge was reading the charges, Martinez-Ramirez said she was innocent.

Last week, an eyewitness told local media outlets that he confronted the driver and said he was going to call the police. The woman drove away.

The three kittens had to be euthanized.

Police say the kitten that wasn’t run over had to be put down because of the injuries it suffered from being thrown out of the car.

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Information from: WITN-TV, http://www.witn.com/

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