Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Police: S.C. Woman Burned Puppy Who Chewed Bible

This story is an example of is what is totally WRONG with religious fanaticism.  Right-wing religious fanatics go over the edge of sanity "in the name of Jesus" and justify brutality, hatred, and even murder "in the name of God" just as this wacko did.  She also showed NO remorse.

Brutally killing a puppy by hanging and lighting him on FIRE because the puppy chewed on a bible is INSANE. This sick, sick woman is just an example of what religious fanaticism can do to the mind. She's only getting 180 days in prison. She should suffer the same thing she made the poor puppy endure. She's a BEAST. 

Here's the story from the Associated Press:

Police: S.C. Woman Burned Dog Who Chewed Bible

65-Year-Old Arrested for Animal Cruelty, Accused of Hanging and Burning Dog who Chewed on Her Bible; Called it "Devil Dog"

(AP)  COLUMBIA, S.C. - A Spartanburg County woman has been charged with felony animal cruelty, accused of hanging her nephew's pit bull with an electrical cord and burning its body after the dog chewed on her Bible, authorities said Monday.
  When questioned by police and animal control officers, Miriam Smith told them the female dog named "Diamond" was a "devil dog" and she feared it might harm neighborhood children, according to an incident report from the county's Environmental Enforcement Department.
  Smith, 65, was arrested Sunday and remains in the Spartanburg County jail. Bond has not been set. Officials said she doesn't have an attorney yet and there was no phone number listed for her Pacolet Mills home.  She faces 180 days to five years in prison if convicted.

  Authorities said the 1-year-old dog was kept outside on a chain and chewed the Bible that had been left on Smith's porch. The dog's remains were found under a pile of dried, cut grass. Part of the orange cord was still around the dog's neck and a smell of kerosene still hung in the air, the animal control officer wrote in her report.
  The dog was killed about two weeks ago when Smith's nephew was forced to spend several days away from home because of winter weather in the area, authorities said.
 Smith is the first person is Spartanburg County to face a felony charge under South Carolina's tougher animal cruelty law, said Jaime Nelson, director of the county's Environmental Enforcement Department.
  Smith's mental state will likely affect what kind of penalties she faces, Nelson added. He said he was stunned by how flat the woman's emotions sounded as she recounted on tape what happened to the dog. "She just acted like - what's done has been done," Nelson said. 

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