OSSIPEE, N.H. (AP) – Rock icon and former Playboy Bunny Dale Bozzio has been convicted of animal cruelty in Ossipee, N.H.

Police say 12 cats had to be put down after being found in Bozzio’s home last year.

Bozzio had pleaded not guilty to several misdemeanor counts of animal cruelty. She was convicted of one count last week. The judge wrote prosecutors’ decision not to specifically identify each dead animal in the formal charges proved “fatal” for all but one charge.

The 54-year-old singer is expected to be sentenced next week in District Court for Southern Carroll County. She faces up to a year in jail and a $2,000 fine.

Bozzio fronted the 1980s band Missing Persons and performed with rocker Frank Zappa. She still tours and released a solo album this year.


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