Woman accused of torching dog to death, bragging about it on Facebook goes to jail

Woman accused of torching dog to death, bragging about it on Facebook goes to jail

Woman accused of torching dog to death, bragging about it on Facebook goes to jail

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by KMOV.com Staff

KMOV.com

Posted on June 12, 2014 at 7:33 AM

*Warning: The images contained in this story may be too graphic for some

(KMOV) – A St. Louis woman who allegedly bragged on Facebook about torching a dog to death went to jail after showing up late for her trial on Thursday, according to KMOX.

Addrienne Martin, 35, was charged in July, 2013 with felony animal abuse and knowingly burning after police say she set fire to a dog in the 4300 block of Cole Brilliante Ave. She then allegedly posted on Facebook bragging about the cruel act.

Martin was due in court Thursday, but reportedly showed up more than two hours late. By the time she arrived, the judge had released witnesses and issued a warrant for her arrest.

Martin’s alleged victim, a Shepherd-Terrier mix dubbed Brownie, was rescued on July 10 after being found tied to a short, heavy chain in a backyard suffering from severe burns to the body. Authorities said they discovered the dog after the owner called police.

“I’m on killa mode… kill dogs… today,” Martin later posted on her Facebook page. “I mean what I say and I say what I mean… all dogs don’t go to heaven.”

Medical officials say Brownie was set on fire all over the face and body. The dog was unable to escape the flames due to being anchored by the chain.  Brownie later died from his injuries.

Martin allegedly killed the dog because it had attacked her son.

 

She was given a $50,000 cash-only bond, which a judge refused to lower in Aug.

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