Christine M. Gillum, 47, is serving a three-month county jail sentence for the deaths of six neglected pets in her Kennewick home. She abandoned the animals when she went into hiding after falsely claiming her ex-husband had beaten and raped her.
Christine M. Gillum, 47, is serving a three-month county jail sentence for the deaths of six neglected pets in her Kennewick home. She abandoned the animals when she went into hiding after falsely claiming her ex-husband had beaten and raped her. Bob Brawdy Tri-City Herald
Christine M. Gillum, 47, is serving a three-month county jail sentence for the deaths of six neglected pets in her Kennewick home. She abandoned the animals when she went into hiding after falsely claiming her ex-husband had beaten and raped her. Bob Brawdy Tri-City Herald

Kristin M. Kraemer covers the judicial system and crime issues for the Tri-City Herald. She has been a journalist for more than 20 years in Washington and California.