A jury in Franklin County has found a woman from New Sharon guilty of animal cruelty and assaulting an officer with a stun gun.

Sixty-five-year-old Carol Murphy was being investigated on a complaint that she was hoarding animals at her home.

A year later she was found guilty of animal cruelty.

After that, Murphy was under a court order barring her from keeping animals.

In October 2009, a state trooper showed up at Murphy's home to see if she was sticking to the rules.

Court documents say she used a stun gun on him.

Murphy represented herself in court, berating the judge and calling the proceeding a "kangaroo court.".." More