If you've guessed by this point that I have a real problem with this person, you've guessed correctly.
Oh--and I want the same penalty applied to her two teenaged accomplices in the savage and totally uncalled for and inexcusable beating death of a baby Alpaca.
Two teens and an adult have been charged in the theft and fatal beating of a Madison Township family's alpaca.The 3-month-old animal, named Masterpiece, was taken Feb. 5 from the family's farm in the 1700 block of Browns Run Road, and investigators said they found a trail of blood leading away from the scene.Seriously, how do you do something that inhumane, the purely evil?
A 17-year-old boy was arrested last week and charged with animal cruelty, breaking and entering and tampering with evidence.
A second teen and a woman, identified as 22-year-old Stacie Mullins, have also been charged in the attack.
Authorities have not released the names of either teen because they are juveniles.
Detectives said the three photographed themselves at least once as they beat the animal with a wooden board.
The animal's owner, Rebecca Hardin, had said the suspects videotaped themselves as they hung the animal and beat it, but police said that information was not accurate.
A detective said the teens, who both had dropped out of Madison High School, stole the animal to "mess with it and have fun."
Police said the teens admitted to taking the alpaca from Hardin's yard and beating it to death, then placing its remains in Mullins' car, taking it to her home and beating it some more.
"Each of them even ended up writing out statements to their involvement to taking the alpaca, striking it with a board several times in the side and head, killing it and dumping it in Montgomery County," said Detective Mike Gutowski, of the Butler County sheriff's office.
Its eyes were missing when the body was discovered, but police were not sure if another animal had eaten them or if the suspects damaged them.
The alpaca also had broken ribs and a punctured lung, police said, and a necropsy has been scheduled.
Some of the family's neighbors hope to raise $8,000 to buy them another alpaca, which are South American herd animals related to camels and llamas.
I've seen some horrible things in my time--probably more than most people ever will--but this sort of casual savagery just takes the prize.
And there's no coming back from doing something this depraved; there's no redemption possible. How do you take a baby animal from it's mother and then sadistically torture it to death? What kind of twisted person would ever consider that "fun" the way that Stacie Mullins and her two teen friend admittedly did? Stacy Mullins and her co-criminals need to be segregated from the normal decent people, and steps need to be taken to ensure that they're never allowed to be around animals or small children, and that includes ever having children of their own.
If you're as outraged and appalled as I am, take a moment and call or write to Butler County Prosecutor Robin N. Piper and urge that the two juveniles be prosecuted as adult offenders and that maximum penalties and permanent records be sought for all three of these scumbags.
Robin N. Piper
Butler County Prosecuting Attorney
P.O. Box 515
Hamilton, OH 45012
Main Number: 513.887.3474