A fine will probably suffice. Jail time for a 76 year old, lighten up folks.
She and her dead husband planted that garden so she probably has an emotional attachment to it and when she saw that little bugger scarfing down her tulips she blew a gasket. Temporary insanity should be her defense.
One final thought, her neighbors are pricks(except for the 7 years of grass cutting).
Sure it wasn't the P/C thing to do, but let's not get hysterical over this. Besides, in 2 to 3 years, one of you guys would have "iced" the little critter anyway. I don't want to come off as cold ... but when I 1st read this story, I was amazed that this old lady was able to sneak up on the little varmit & cold cock him like that.[:-]
Seriously, this is an old woman who lost her husband & spends most of the day talking to herself. No doubt she suffers some degree of dementia. Jail??? How many of you were polishing that new rifle while you were reading this story? Cut the old biddy some slack ...
PS: to Passin Through
When I look at your avatar
I'm wondering if that's an optical illusion ... or is your hound actually eating that deer?[:D]