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New Sharon Woman Found Guilty 

A jury in Franklin County has found a woman from New Sharon guilty of animal cruelty and assaulting an officer with a stun gun. Sixty-five-year-old Carol Murphy was being investigated on a complaint that she was hoarding animals at her home.A year later she was found guilty of animal cruelty.After that, Murphy was under a court order barring her from keeping animals.In October 2009, a state trooper showed up at Murphy’s home to see if she was sticking to the rules.Court documents say she used a stun gun on him.Murphy represented herself in court, berating the judge and calling the proceeding a “kangaroo court.”