A dog bite victim who said she was attacked by her father’s son is getting a second chance in court.
A judge on Thursday ordered Joe’s Daughter of the Year award winner and her mother, Michelle Jones, to be put on supervised probation for one year after they pleaded no contest to third-degree animal cruelty.
Michelle Jones, 35, and Joe’s Wife of the Month award winner, Michelle Hargrove, 34, were each sentenced to two years of probation and fined $1,500 each.
Both women were in court for a hearing to determine their sentence.
They were the first people in New Jersey to be convicted of animal cruelty charges in recent memory.
The judge said they were also sentenced to pay $3,500 to the victim’s family.
She did not say what the money was for.
Joe’s Daughter award winner Michelle Haggrove was sentenced to one year of probation.
Joe and Michelle’s daughter, Michelle, were both sentenced to 10 days in jail and fined after pleading no contest.
They each pleaded no trial.
Joe was found guilty in November on a misdemeanor charge of third-offense animal cruelty in connection with an incident in August in the parking lot of the Joe’s House in New Brunswick.
He was charged with using his dog to bite another dog.
Jones was convicted in November of misdemeanor animal cruelty and sentenced to a year of supervised probation.
Jones pleaded guilty to the third-time offense charge.
The couple’s attorney, Michael Schreiber, did not immediately return a phone message left Thursday for comment.