Midlands Woman Left Dogs to Die in Home Without Food, Water, Air Conditioning

A Midlands woman faces up to five years in prison for leaving four dogs to die in her home, according to the Richland County Sheriff's Department.

Latisha Todd, 35, has been convicted by a jury on four felony charges of Ill treatment of animals.

Deputies say Todd left Scarsdale Drive home to visit relatives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in early June of 2016, leaving four dogs in her  a bedroom with no water, food, electricity or air conditioning. A family member entered Todd's home on July 3, 2016 to find all four dogs deceased, deputies say. 

After a four-day trial prosecuted by the Fifth Circuit Solicitor's Office, a jury found Todd guilty on all four counts on July 20, 2017. Todd now awaits sentencing and faces up to five years in prison on each felony count.  

Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott says Todd has been ordered to wear an ankle monitor as she awaits sentencing. 

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