May 10, 2012
Wilmington, Del. (The Weekly Vice) - Ashley Barnes, a 21-year-old Florida woman, has been jailed after she allegedly crushed three kittens to death with her bare hands - one kitten was crushed so hard, its intestines had popped out
According to police, Barnes was visiting a friend in Millsboro,Delaware when she allegedly stole the friend's prescription medication and credit card.
When the friend confronted Barnes about the missing items, Barnes reportedly walked to a back bedroom, grabbed three newborn kittens, and crushed them to death with her bare hands.
The friend told investigators that Barnes "appeared to be under the influence of medications" at the time of the incident. One kitten was killed instantly, while two others had to be euthanized at a veterinary clinic.
Barnes then allegedly grabbed a knife and threatened to kill herself. Arriving officers took Barnes to a mental health facility for a psychiatric evaluation before taking her to jail.
Barnes was booked into jail and charged with three felony counts of animal cruelty. She was released on a $1,000 bond, but failed to show up for an April 25th preliminary hearing. A warrant was then issued for her arrest.
Barnes was captured Wednesday in Wilmington Delaware after detectives received an anonymous tip about her whereabouts. She is now being held in lieu of $3,000 bond.
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Posted by Danny Vice at 9:19:00 PM
Ashley Barnes - Jailed After Crushing Three Kittens To Death With Bare Hands