Woman Steals Dying Man's Dog: Police

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    A woman charged with stealing a cancer-stricken man's dog and having it euthanized has been ordered to stand trial.
     
    Fifty-seven-year-old Gisele Paris is accused of stealing a Siberian husky named Thor from the Pittsburgh back yard of Mark Boehler, who is diagnosed with stage 3 esophageal cancer.

    Boehler had hoped that whoever stole his dog on Thanksgiving Day would have a change of heart. Police said an investigation revealed that Paris paid a veterinarian to euthanize Thor in her home months later, on Feb. 10.

    Paris waived her preliminary hearing Thursday. She was ordered to stand trial on charges of theft, receiving stolen property, simple assault, resisting arrest and cruelty to animals.
     
    Paris declined to comment. Boehler screamed at Paris that she "should be on a leash."