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updated 11/23/2005 3:01:31 PM ET 2005-11-23T20:01:31

An Ohio woman will spend the night outside for dumping 33 kittens in the woods. The overnight temperature in the area tonight is expected to dip into the 20s.

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Michelle Murray, a former animal rescuer, will have no food or shelter but will have water and a way to communicate with park rangers in case of and emergency.

Judge Michael Cicconetti said he wanted Murray to feel what the kittens experienced.

The 25-year-old was convicted last month of animal cruelty and also faces a 15-day jail sentence.

The animals were recovered but many had upper respiratory infections, and nine died.

The Associated Press and NewsNet5.com contributed to this report.

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