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Florida Woman Accused of Drowning Puppy Freed on Bond

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Posted at 11:29 AM, Feb 06, 2015
and last updated 2015-02-06 11:29:00-05

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) - Florida authorities have decided not to come to Nebraska now to retrieve a woman wanted on a Florida warrant alleging felony theft. 

Nebraska authorities have charged 56-year-old Cynthia Anderson with animal neglect, accusing her of drowning a puppy in a Grand Island airport bathroom. She's free on bond awaiting Nebraska action, now that she's not being held for Florida authorities.

Hall County Attorney Jack Zitterkopf told The Grand Island Independent (http://bit.ly/1ELMfLm ) that when Florida officials learned they would have to come to Nebraska for Anderson, they decided it wasn't worth the effort.

A spokesman for Florida's 7th Judicial Circuit, Spencer Hathaway, said Friday that the Florida case will remain pending and a decision about any effort to return Anderson to Florida will be reviewed after the Nebraska case is completed.

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Information from: The Grand Island Independent, http://www.theindependent.com

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