(ABCNEWS.GO) — An Iowa woman was charged with animal torture after she hanged a dog she shared with her boyfriend from a rafter in his garage.

Sheena Cornwell, 28, of Des Moines told police she hanged Lilly, a 15-year-old pit bull mix, by her collar and leash because she “was going to die soon anyway,” the police report stated.

Cornwell did not leave the garage to return to the house until the dog was dead, her boyfriend, Joshua Vandyke, told police.

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