Another example of the insanity caused by religious zealotry. It takes a really mentally disturbed person to do this.
A Spartanburg County woman told animal control officers God advised her to hang and then burn her nephew’s pit bull because it was “a devil dog” and because it had chewed her bible.
Spartanburg County animal control officers said Miriam Fowler Smith, 65, of Pacolet Mills, confessed to wrapping an extension cord around the dog’s neck, hanging it from a tree, and then setting it on fire.
Smith faces one felony count of ill treatment of animals in general, and she remains in the Spartanburg County Detention Center as of this posting.
The dog, named Diamond, belonged to Smith’s nephew, Andy Fowler, who left the home on Jan. 9. When he returned Jan. 15, Fowler noticed the dog wasn’t there.
He told officers he assumed the dog had gotten loose and was running free, but when he pressed his aunt, she confessed to killing it, according to animal control officers.
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