February 27 – Kokomo, a woman arrested on charges of animal cruelty, is charged in federal court by a grand jury.
On February 17, Crystal Scott was indicted in the U.S. District Court for Southern Indiana on two counts of aggravated animal cruelty. Federal law defines a charge as “one or more living non-human mammals, birds, reptiles or amphibians deliberately crushed, burned, strangled, strangled, stabbed or seriously injured.” Each charge is punishable by up to seven years in prison.
The jury trial is currently scheduled for the 19th of this year in Indianapolis.
According to the indictment, Scott was charged with premeditated killing of a pregnant cat in 2020. On June 13, she suffocated before she died of suffocation and then removed the unborn cubs from inside the cat’s body.
The second indictment alleges that Scott strangled a kitten on June 18, 2020, by tying it to the kitten’s neck, “hanging it from a fastened object until death.”
According to the indictment, Scott shot the kitten. The video shows the cat panting many times before it cries, ասում Scott says. “The little dog is still alive, so he changed it,” the indictment alleges.
Both killings were posted on Instagram, according to a July FBI complaint.
According to the indictment, Scott was given two cats by unsuspecting people who believed that Scott was a “willing caregiver”, but the cats were killed immediately after taking care of the animals.
As reported earlier by the Tribune, Scott was arrested last July by federal officers at his village residence just outside Coco.
His arrest, according to FBI Special Agent Andrew D. According to Wilman, this was largely due to “Internet wireless alerts to authorities about suspected cases of animal cruelty.”
In the complaint, Wilman alleges that Scott confessed to posting the two cats’ Instagram videos, claiming that the “good side” loved cats and dogs, but that his “bad side” said he was committing animal cruelty. including killing animals by strangulation. և other means. “
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