Woman Killed Pit Bull Dog for Chewing on BibleJanuary 26th, 2011 - 12:37 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Jan 25 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Police have arrested a Spartanburg County woman and charged her with felony animal cruelty after she admitted to killing her nephew’s one year old pit bull female named “Diamond” because the dog was chewing on her Bible.
Sixty five year old Miriam Smith allegedly wrapped an orange extension cord around the dog’s neck, hung the animal from a tree and set it on fire, according to a report from Fox Carolina. She claimed to have killed the dog because it was chewing on her Bible, calling it a “devil dog.” In an attempt to further explain her own horrific actions, Smith stated that she was worried that neighborhood children would be bitten by the dog. There were no reports of the dog ever having been aggressive.
There was no bond immediately set for Smith, and she remained in jail after being arrested over the weekend. She does not yet have an attorney, and could face up to five years in prison if convicted for the crime. The remains of Diamond were found underneath a pile of grass on the property of Smith, with the electrical cord still around her neck.
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