Mineola, NY - June 19, 2016 - Shawana Dearing Hughes and her husband Lee Hughes are scheduled to be sentenced Monday June 20, 2016 9:30 am. Shawana Dearing Hughes and Lee Hughes pleaded guilty to thier part in the in the horrendous act of cruelty to Miss Harper.
The Nassau County SPCA will once again have advocacy members attend Nassau County Criminal Court Part 98 in Mineola (see map below) sentencing of Smith. Please join us! Miss Harper was found in September 2013, when she was just a puppy, with her back leg and both her ears cut off.
The Nassau County SPCA is eternally grateful to the advocacy members who continue to show their support in our quest for justice for Miss Harper.
The Nassau County SPCA Court Advocacy members will be present at all proceeding to convey a strong message to the defendant, the judge, and all other interested parties in the criminal justice system: this community cares about the outcome of these animal abuse cases.
We sincerely appreciate the court advocacy members who have taken the time to show their support for Miss Harper.