Felony charge filed in dog's death

2014-08-09T00:00:00Z Felony charge filed in dog's deathANNE JUNGEN ajungen@lacrossetribune.com La Crosse Tribune

Prosecutors Friday elevated charges against a La Crosse woman accused of killing a 13-year-old basset hound in November.

Selina Boulton, 32, is charged in La Crosse County Circuit Court with mistreatment of animals, a felony, and disorderly conduct. Her preliminary hearing will be Aug. 15.

Prosecutors charged her in December with two misdemeanors, arguing Boulton killed the dog, Jixer, after breaking into her ex-boyfriend’s house in the 700 block of North Losey Boulevard after an argument, according to the complaint.

Police on Nov. 14 found the dog dead on the floor, its choke collar cinched tightly to its neck, reports stated.

An autopsy on the dog determined it died of asphyxiation/respiratory failure as a result of severe trauma.

The dog suffered fractured ribs, a collapsed lung and a cut consistent with a stab wound, according to court records.

Boulton told police Jixer bit her when she entered the house, which she denied breaking into, reports stated. She said the dog was four years past its life expectancy and that “an animal has more rights than I do.”

She had a 0.10 percent blood-alcohol concentration after the incident.

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  1. thetruthisugly
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    thetruthisugly - August 11, 2014 11:45 pm
    Soo she got bite ounce before, why didn't she learn the first time? She's DUMB. and the dog has a STAB WOUND. And if their so called "together" why didn't he back her up? "Boulton told police Jixer bit her when she entered the house, which she denied breaking into, reports stated. She said the dog was four years past its life expectancy and that “an animal has more rights than I do.” that says it all for me! Btw great psycho smile! ya look like one of Lanzas relatives ;)
  2. thewiseone
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    thewiseone - August 11, 2014 3:06 pm
    just stop, you don't know the FACTS
  3. thewiseone
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    thewiseone - August 11, 2014 3:05 pm
    1st, she's still with him, not an ex. 2nd of all, she went in through the kitchen window because her boyfriend locked himself out & he can't fit through the window. That's why a frying pan was near by. Jixer was attacking her, she tried to stop him by blocking his mouth with her hands, got bit up on her hands & feet. She then kicked the dog to try to get it to stop, he didn't and she had to kick him again. She sought medical treatment for lacerations & deep wounds to both her hands & feet. She was attacked a month prior and the same cop that arrested her was there for that attack. He wouldn't get Jixer because of him seeing the attack previously & made the owner come contain the him.
    It's ridiculous that a STORY can be completely made up and ruin someone's life! She was ATTACKED by a dog on more than one occasion and defended herself. I can't wait until she goes to trial and proves all of this! I agree that she thinks the dog has more rights than her. FREE SELINA!!!!
  4. miamom
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    miamom - August 10, 2014 3:17 am
    Someone needs to take a frying pan and wipe that self righteous grin off this sorry waste of airs face!
  5. Hammsbone
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    Hammsbone - August 09, 2014 10:20 pm
    What a jerk
  6. bartleybigears
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    bartleybigears - August 09, 2014 7:49 pm
    But I am sure when all is said and done she won't get any punishment from the judge.
  7. bartleybigears
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    bartleybigears - August 09, 2014 7:48 pm
    I think she should have the same thing happen to her as what she did to the dog. What a disgusting excuse for a human being. A waste of time and space
  8. Pie74
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    Pie74 - August 09, 2014 2:59 pm
    Just sad!
  9. Judge222
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    Judge222 - August 09, 2014 11:48 am
    Look at her smiling in her booking picture. She thinks what she did to the old dog is funny.
    She is NUTS!!!, and then criminal. A true to life Wierdo.
  10. JustWhatever
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    JustWhatever - August 09, 2014 8:54 am
    This woman killed a helpless, old dog by stabbing, beating and choking him. And regardless of her defense, she did it to get revenge on and hurt her boyfriend. And she has no remorse, she is smiling in her mugshot.
    I certainly hope she is given no deals and receives the maximum punishment for this crime
  11. FyrFytr
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    FyrFytr - August 09, 2014 8:44 am
    This has gone viral nation wide. I don't think she realizes what she did and how this is going to affect her forever.
  12. RINO Cowboy
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    RINO Cowboy - August 09, 2014 8:25 am
    **She said the dog was four years past its life expectancy and that “an animal has more rights than I do.”** Of course she didnt do it. Sounds like suicide to me
  13. Tubby
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    Tubby - August 09, 2014 8:11 am
    I am hoping this sorry excuse for a human being gets the maximum sentence allowable. Basset Hounds are a mellow and non-confrontational breed with there being zero chance of this woman feeling endangered in any way no matter which way she entered the house.
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