Alexandra Abreu and Christopher Miller Plead Guilty to Animal Cruelty Charges
In the case of animal cruelty charges against Alexandra Abreu and her boyfriend Christopher Miller, both defendants pled guilty on October 26, 2023, to avoid a trial. The court has now issued a sentence, as follows:
- Jail Time:Both Abreu and Miller will serve a 15-day jail sentence.
- Probation:They are sentenced to 3 years of probation.
- Community Service:A mandatory 150 hours of community service will be performed by the defendants.
- Court Costs:They are required to cover all associated court costs.
- Submission of DNA:As part of the plea agreement, both defendants will be required to submit their DNA.
- Pet Ownership Restrictions:Abreu and Miller are prohibited from owning any pets, with the exception of two Emotional Support Animals (ESA). These two animals must be sterilized within 30 days of the plea agreement.
- Random House Checks:Animal Care and Control will conduct random house checks to ensure compliance with the pet ownership restrictions.
- Donation:A $500 donation to Animal Care and Control has been ordered.
- Educational Course:Both defendants are required to complete the “BARC” (Benchmark Animal Rehabilitative Curriculum) course.
Liz Roerich, the Animal Cruelty Investigator for the Boynton Beach Police Department, stated, “This case was one of the most egregious acts of neglect and cruelty I have ever witnessed. The defendants’ callous actions were heartless and beyond inhumane.”
This case serves as a reminder of the importance of treating animals with compassion and respect. Anyone with information about potential crimes against animals in the City of Boynton Beach is urged to call us at 561-732-8116 or submit a tip via our website, www.bbpd.org.
The second person responsible for depriving medical care to Snow, which caused unnecessary pain and suffering, has been arrested. Alexandra Abreu, 23, of Boynton Beach surrendered to deputies at the Palm Beach County Jail on Wednesday. You can read the arrest report here.
Boynton Beach Police announce the arrest of Christopher Miller, 26, of Boynton Beach for felony cruelty to animals. He was taken to the Palm Beach County Jail.
The name of Miller’s co-defendant is redacted from the arrest report as that person has not yet been arrested. You can read the arrest report here.
Their dog, Snow, a one-year-old Dogo Argentino was removed from their custody on Oct. 28, 2021. Snow was treated for injuries at Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control, and was transferred to the care of Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League on Nov. 17, 2021.
Anyone with information about potential crimes against animals in the City of Boynton Beach is urged to call us at 561-732-8116 or submit a tip via our website, www.bbpd.org.