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Woman accused of dog torture in Carmichael gets trial date

Kayla Wright, 23
Kayla Wright, 23 Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department

A judge on Thursday scheduled the trial for a woman accused of felony animal torture for July 28 in Sacramento Superior Court.

Kayla Wright, 23, also faces dog theft charges in two December 2014 incidents in a Carmichael neighborhood.

Authorities claim Wright was responsible for the Dec. 26 death of a dog found in a trash bin in a Carmichael neighborhood. Its neck was wrapped with speaker cord. A second dog was found alive with its neck strung with cord and painter’s tape around its jaws, and a third was found cowering under a parked car later that same evening after their owner reported them missing to Sacramento County sheriff’s deputies.

Wright was arrested on Jan. 7, 2015, on suspicion of grand theft of an animal and felony animal torture. Sheriff’s officials said images from neighborhood surveillance cameras linked her to the animal thefts.

Thomas Oide: 916-321-1009, @thomasoide