Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Woman Kills Dog For Chewing On Bible

South Carolina: A Spartanburg County woman says God advised her to hang and burn her nephew's pit bull because it had chewed her Bible and was a "devil dog," according to animal control officers in South Carolina's upstate.

Miriam Fowler Smith, 65, of Pacolet Mills, S.C., remained in jail Tuesday morning in Spartanburg County, charged with felony animal cruelty.

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According to officers with the Spartanburg County Environmental Enforcement unit, Smith's nephew, Andy Fowler, said he left home Jan. 9 and returned Jan. 15 to find his dog, Diamond, missing. Fowler told officers he initially thought the dog had broken its leash and gotten away, but he said he confronted his aunt and she admitted killing the dog, according to police reports.