The St. Louis Circuit Attorney's Office charged a 35-year-old woman in connection with an animal abuse case after a dog named Brownie was found outside a north city home with severe burns.
Brownie was found July 10 anchored to a chain in the 4300 block of Cote Brilliante Avenue with burns covering his eyes, nose, feet, ears, legs and body. Brownie was rushed to Stray Rescue for emergency medical care, but Brownie died two days later.
Adrienne Martin has been charged with two felonies, Animal Cruelty and Knowingly Burning today. Part of what lead police to Martin were several posts on her Facebook page.
On July 9, the day before Brownie was found burned, a post reads: "I'm on killa mode. #killdogsdotcom… today"
The following day, the same day Brownie was burned, an additional posting read: "I mean what I say and I say what I mean. #alldogsdon'tgotoheaven.com."
On Thursday afternoon, FOX 2 News says a woman identifying herself as the suspect's sister called claiming Martin could not have set the dog on fire because "she was other people someplace else at the time".
She also claims the dog had badly bitten the Martin's nephew last year, and Martin's son just a few weeks ago.
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