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1 conviction in Hillsboro ‘pink poodle’ attack

The Columbian
Published: January 29, 2014, 4:00pm

HILLSBORO, Ore. (AP) — A jury found a woman guilty of obstruction of justice Wednesday for her role in an attack on a gay couple who were walking a pink poodle in Hillsboro.

Saraya Sophia Lisa Gardner will be sentenced in May. Meanwhile, her husband, 23-year-old George Allen Mason, faces trial on more serious charges in the attack last March in which David Beltier was hit on the head with a heavy tool.

Beltier and Jeremy Mark were walking their poodle “Beauty,” which they had dyed pink with Kool-Aid.

Witnesses say Mason was driving by, yelled “That’s not right for that dog to be that color,” stopped and attacked the men, yelling anti-gay slurs.

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Information from: KATU-TV, http://www.katu.com/

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